A non-stop flight between Newcastle and New York will return next summer.
United Airlines has announced that its seasonal non-stop service between Newcastle International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, will return in summer 2016, with flights operating six times weekly during May 26, 2016, and September 6, 2016.
Bob Schumacher, United’s managing director of sales for UK and Ireland, said: “As the first airline to offer a scheduled nonstop service to the USA from North-East England, we are excited to return to Newcastle next year.
“Our flights offer business and leisure travellers not only convenient access to New York, but connections to hundreds of other great destinations across the Americas.”
Flight UA75 will depart Newcastle daily except Wednesday at 9.10am, arriving at New York/Newark at noon the same day.
The return flight, UA74, will depart New York/Newark daily except Tuesday at 7.20pm, arriving in Newcastle at 7.30am the following day (all times local).
Flight times will be seven hours 50 minutes westbound and seven hours 10 minutes eastbound.
The flights will be operated by Boeing 757-200 aircraft with a total of 169 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United BusinessFirst and 153 in United Economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats with added legroom.
The Newcastle flights have been conveniently timed to connect at New York/Newark with an extensive network of services to destinations throughout the Americas. From New York/Newark, United operates flights to more than 300 destinations in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, including more than 100 served non-stop.
David Laws, chief executive of Newcastle Airport, said: “The United Airlines service to New York was a route we were determined to deliver for the North East.
“We have been very pleased with the way in which the operation has performed in this, its first year and with the response of the individuals and businesses who have taken advantage of the service.
“I am delighted to be able to confirm today that it will be back.”