United offers new direct flights from Chicago to Ireland and Barcelona – NBC Chicago


United Airlines says it will offer new direct flights from Chicago to two major European cities starting next summer, expanding offerings it says will outpace all other airlines.

According to a press release, United says it will begin offering daily direct flights from Chicago to Barcelona, ​​Spain from May 25, 2023, pending government approval.

The statement said United will offer flights from O’Hare International Airport aboard Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

The airline will also add direct service from Chicago O’Hare Airport to Shannon, Ireland as part of its expanded European offerings.

Shannon, located along the west coast of Ireland, offers travelers easier access to Limerick and Galway, among other destinations, according to the company.

United will also continue to offer direct flights from Chicago to Dublin.

According to the airline, United offers direct flights from Chicago to 14 different European cities, the most offerings of any airline.

As part of its overseas service expansion, United says it will offer flights from New York to Stockholm, Sweden and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Direct flights from San Francisco to Rome and Washington, DC to Berlin will also be added starting next year.


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