United Airlines to resume direct Edinburgh-US flights

Direct flights from Edinburgh to Newark, Chicago and Washington D.C. will resume next year as United Airlines returns to Scotland.

The airline will resume its year-round daily nonstop service between Edinburgh and New York/Newark from March 5, 2022, before season services to Chicago O’Hare and Washington D.C. resume on May 7, 2022.

United will be the first airline to resume service between Scotland and the United States.

Edinburgh Airport CEO Gordon Dewar said: “It’s incredibly exciting to be resuming our transatlantic services with United to allow direct travel between Scotland and the USA for the first time in two years.

“It will allow families to reunite, friends to reconnect and re-open the strong tourism destinations on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Bob Schumacher, United’s Director of Sales U.K. and Ireland, said: “We are delighted to return to Scotland in 2022 and resume nonstop services from Edinburgh to the United States.

“With the return of services, our customers in Edinburgh can once again take advantage of direct connections to the U.S., as well as an unrivalled route network from United’s hubs at New York/Newark, Chicago and Washington, D.C., offering convenient nonstop connections to 129 destinations across the Americas.”

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