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United Airlines marks 20th anniversary of Edinburgh – New York/Newark service

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United Airlines celebrates 20 years of its Edinburgh to New York/Newark route, providing the only year-round U.S. service from Edinburgh, and expanding with additional routes.

EDINBURGH – United Airlines is marking the 20 th anniversary of its nonstop service between Edinburgh Airport and New York/Newark. Since its launch in June 2004, the airline has carried over 2.4 million customers on nearly 17,000 flights on this route.

Today, United operates daily year-round flights from Edinburgh to New York/Newark, with flights doubling from once to twice daily during the peak summer season 2024, as well as daily seasonal services from Edinburgh to Washington D.C. and Chicago O’Hare. United is the only airline offering year-round service from Edinburgh to the U.S. and offers more seats and flights from Scotland to the U.S. than all other U.S. airlines combined.


“We are proud to the mark the 20th anniversary of our Edinburgh to New York/Newark service, offering the only year-round service from Edinburgh to the U.S.,” said Karolien De Hertogh, Director Sales UK and Ireland, United Airlines. “Our flights from Edinburgh to three of our U.S. mainland hubs provide our customers in Scotland with extensive travel choice and the possibility to connect onwards to over 150 destinations across the Americas for summer 2024. With such an important relationship between Scotland and the U.S., this route continues to facilitate business and tourism, benefitting the economy on both sides of the Atlantic.”

“It’s fantastic to see United celebrate 20 years at Edinburgh Airport and 20 years of the Edinburgh to New York/Newark route,” said Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport. “Over that time, the route has been incredibly successful with more than two million people flying between our two destinations, and United’s overall presence has grown with additional routes to Chicago and Washington D.C. as they have made Scotland’s capital their home. That shows the confidence in Edinburgh and a strong relationship between airline and airport. We hope there are many more anniversaries to come – and maybe even some new routes along the way.”

Edinburgh (EDI) – New York/Newark (EWR)

Flight From To Depart Arrive Frequency Aircraft Dates of operation
UA36 EDI EWR 9:40 12:20 Daily Boeing 757-200 Year round
UA161 EDI EWR 13:50 16:30 Daily Boeing 757-200 24 May – 25 Sep 2024
UA37 EWR EDI 20:15    08:05+1 Daily Boeing 757-200 Year round
UA162 EWR EDI 23:55 11:40+1 Daily Boeing 757-200 23 May – 24 Sep 2024

Note: Between June 24 and August 16, 2024, UA 162 will not operate on Mon/Thu and UA 161 will not operate on Tue/Fri.
All times are local and are subject to change.

United’s year-round service from Edinburgh to New York/Newark is operated with Boeing 757-200 aircraft, featuring a total of 176 seats – 16 flat-bed seats in United Polaris SM  business class, 42 Economy Plus SM seats with added legroom and increased personal space and 160 seats in economy.

United Polaris business class is a premium travel experience that prioritises relaxation and comfort, featuring quality inflight dining, amenity products and services from Therabody and Saks Fifth Avenue and full flat-bed seats.

United Economy Plus offers added legroom and increased personal space. Located near the front of the economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of a swifter exit from the plane on arrival. Economy Plus seating is available on all trans-Atlantic flights.

United economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment. On most aircraft, seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.

United in Scotland

United Airlines has been serving Scotland for over 25 years. Today, United offers its customers in Scotland daily year-round nonstop flights from Edinburgh to New York/Newark, as well as daily seasonal services from Edinburgh to Washington D.C. and Chicago O’Hare. All flights are conveniently timed to connect at United’s U.S hubs with an extensive network of services to destinations throughout the Americas.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

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