United Airlines varies some of its seasonal route, operating its Boeing 757-200 aircraft on odd and wonderful missions.
For the summer 2015 season, they are going to deploy a two-class Boeing 757 between the airlines hub at Newark International Airport to Newcastle Upon Tyne Airport.
United will operate the route five times a week according to Airlineroute, between May and September:
UA160 DEPART EWR 19:20 ARRIVE NCL 07:30+1 UA159 DEPART NCL 09:10 ARRIVE EWR 12:00 Services commences 23rd May 2015, Concludes 7th September 2015. UA160 operates five days a week, excluding Tuesday and Wednesday UA159 operates five days a week, excluding Wednesday and Thursday
According The Newcastle Chronicle, this is a game changer of a flight (after six years of planning), creating a link between the North East of England and the USA, with room for connections for those who wish to go beyond Newcastle, whilst avoiding London.
Newcastle Airport itself is the UK’s 7th most active airport, with regional services to Ireland, France, Brussels, Holland and Domestic UK destinations with mainline services to Heathrow. Low cost carriers are active, with EasyJet, Ryanair and Germanwings having a presence, along with charter and lesiure carriers. The long haul traffic out of Newcastle is handled by Emirates who operate a daily service.
It’s a different service – one which has taken time to bear fruit. If the service stands a chance of a long term future, the demand must be met to send a Boeing 757-200 back and forth.
But for those in the North East of England who want to avoid Heathrow or Manchester – this represents a good connection.
Newcastle Airport has a load of publicity about it – all at http://www.newcastleairport.com/newyork
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