United launches flights between Chicago and Athens

Rainer Nieves Dolande

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United Airlines continues to expand its European route network with new nonstop service between Chicago and Athens. By next summer, the airline will offer 15 transatlantic routes from O’Hare International Airport.

The new service is the carrier’s third route to the Greek capital, with daily flights to Newark beginning March 30 on Boeing 787-10 aircraft and daily service to Washington-Dulles on Boeing 787-8 aircraft beginning April 14. In total, United will offer 5,628 seats per week between the U.S. and Greece during the peak season.

The Chicago – Athens service is United’s third new transatlantic route, following the launch of Newark – Faro and San Francisco – Barcelona. By this 2024 summer season, the carrier will have 38 transatlantic destinations.

Chicago – Athens flight schedule

  • Chicago – Athens Flight UA 422 ORD 16:35 – ATH 10:50+1 daily flights.
  • Athens – Chicago Flight UA 423 ATH 12:45 – ORD 16:25 daily flights.

Route data

  • Route type: Seasonal.
  • The service starts on May 23 and ends on August 12.

The route will be operated on 243-seat Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft (28 Business Class/21 Premium Plus/36 Economy Plus/158 Economy). Customers will be able to connect to 114 destinations in the Americas.

United next summer from Chicago will have European service to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Rome-Fiumicino, Amsterdam, Milan-Malpensa, Zurich, Dublin, Shannon, Brussels, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Reykjavik and soon Athens,

Athens has non-stop connections to New York JFK, Newark, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington-Dulles, Atlanta, and Chicago O’Hare. Airlines offering direct service between Greece and the United States include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Norse Atlantic, and United.

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