This Saturday (14) at 12:03 a.m. local time, United Airlines‘ inaugural flight to Ponta Delgada, Portugal, took off from Newark Liberty International Airport. The company will have three weekly services with the Boeing 737 MAX 8, configured for 166 passengers.

Ponta Delgada is the company’s third destination in Portugal, after Lisbon and Porto.

United will offer non-stop service for the first time between the two cities. According to the reservation system, operations will be available until September the 29th, as it is seasonal.

See also: United Airlines inaugurates flights to Amman.

Schedule between Newark and Ponta Delgada – United

Flight times

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Flight From ETD To ETA
UA 216 Newark (EWR) 10:55 p.m. Ponta Delgada (PDL) 8:40 a.m. +1
UA 217 Ponta Delgada (PDL) 11:00 a.m. Newark (EWR) 1:10 p.m.

Frequencies

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Flight Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
UA 216 × × ×
UA 217 × × ×

As of June 1st, it increases to a daily flight.

United Airlines in Portugal

Newark (EWR)

  • Lisbon (LIS): Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
  • Ponta Delgada (PDL): Boeing 737 MAX 8
  • Porto (OPO): Boeing 757-200

Washington, D.C. (IAD)

  • Lisbon (LIS): Boeing 757-200

With the start of Ponta Delgada, United began transatlantic operations on Boeing 737s. To date, they had never performed scheduled services to Europe.

See also: United to fly to Buenos Aires with Boeing 777-200(ER) aircraft.


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