United resumed service between Chicago and Italy
May 6, United resumed operations from Chicago O’ Hare (ORD) to Italy with the resumption of the service from Rome – Fiumicino (FCO) and an unprecedented new service to Milan – Malpensa (ORD) offering 6,804 seats per week as the two routes will have daily flights.
- Flight UA970 ORD 4:10 p.m. – FCO 8:20 a.m.+1
- Flight UA971 FCO 10:20 a.m. – ORD 1:45 p.m.
According to data obtained by Aviacionline through the Ente Nazionale Per L’Aviazone Civile (ENAC) in 2019 between Rome and Chicago moved 211,772 passengers, it was the third major route in the United States from Fiumicino Airport (FCO ).
- Flight UA416 ORD 9:15 p.m. – MXP 1:10 p.m.+1
- Flight UA415 MXP 3:10 p.m. – ORD 6:00 p.m.
All flights will be operated in a 243-seat Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner configured as follows: 28 Polaris Business Class, 21 Premium Plus, 36 Economy Plus and 158 Economy.
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According to data compiled by Aviacionline through the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), Illinois is home to 744,274 residents of Italian descent, and United will be the first carrier to offer more flights between Chicago and Italy this summer.
The biggest expansion in Italy in the company’s history
Before the pandemic, United steadily expanded its operations in Italy, data obtained by ENAC, in 2019 the Chicago-based company mobilized 599,088 passengers, with a growth of 20.8% compared to the previous year and was the third North American operator in Italian. territory.
For the 2022 boreal summer season, United will be the second-largest U.S. carrier with the most capacity to Italy with a capacity of 28,184 seats per week on 108 flight operations, representing an increase of more than 40% in capacity compared to pre-pandemic levels.
The Chicago-based carrier last week resumed seasonal service from Newark (EWR) to Venice (VCE) and Naples (NAP), the latter of which United offers the only transatlantic flight from that airport, both routes having no operated since October 2019.
Starting May 27, United is adding a second frequency to service between Newark (EWR) and Rome – Fiumicino (FCO) operated on 276-seat Boeing 777-200ERs.
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