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United Airlines: new routes to Africa and India

United Airlines revealed seven new routes to Accra, Lagos and Johannesburg in Africa, Delhi, and Bangalore in India, and Kahului and Kona in Hawaii. The American company has announced its intention to expand its global network, with the new lines enabling it, among other things, to offer « more non-stop services to India and South Africa » ​​than any other carrier in the United States – and to stay ahead in serving Hawaii. In Africa, United Airlines will offer in spring 2021 a connection between Newark-Liberty and Johannesburg-OR Tambo airport (opposite South African Airways to JFK, and in addition to its service to Cape Town), as well as two others connecting Washington- Dulles and Accra-Kotoka in Ghana (facing SAA again) and Lagos-Murtala Muhammed in Nigeria (without competition) towards the end of next spring.

The Washington metropolitan area has the second largest population of Ghanaians in the United States, and Lagos is the largest West African destination in the United States, United said. Now, with 65 different US cities connected through Washington Dulles, United will offer « convenient one-stop service to West Africa. »

In India from next December, United Airlines will operate daily flights between Chicago-O’Hare and Delhi-Indira Gandhi airport (opposite Air India), then in spring 2021, it will become the only airline to operate between San Francisco and Bangalore-Kempegowda.

Accra, Ghana IAD 3x/week, 787-8 Spring 2021
Lagos, Nigeria IAD 3x/week, 787-8 Spring 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa EWR Daily, 787-9 Spring 2021
Bangalore, India SFO Daily, 787-9 Spring 2021
New Delhi, India ORD Daily, 787-9 Winter 2020
Kahului, Maui EWR 4x/week, 767-300ER Summer 2021
Kona, Hawaii ORD 4x/week, 787-8 Summer 2021

« Now is the time to take a bold step in the evolution of our global network to help our clients reconnect with friends, family, and colleagues around the world, » said in a statement Patrick Quayle, vice president of United International Network and Alliances. “These new non-stop routes provide shorter journey times and convenient one-stop-shop connections across the United States, demonstrating United’s innovative and forward-looking approach to rebuilding our network to meet travel needs. of our customers ”.

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