United Airlines boosts European network

The US giant has added links between two US cities and a major European hub

United Airlines (UA) has added two new transatlantic connections to its route map, increasing the number of services it offers to Munich Airport, Germany.

The US heavyweight has added two new connections to the Bavarian city, increasing both the number of services and destinations it offers from Munich above pre-pandemic levels. Effective immediately, the carrier has launched a daily service to Denver, connecting the two cities and major United Airlines and Lufthansa hubs for the first time. It has placed a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the link, which departs the Coloardo state capital as UA760 at 8.20pm, touching down in Germany at 2.05pm the following day. The return connection, UA761 departs Munich two hours later.

United Airlines Dreamliner
United has placed a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Munich-Denver route. United Airlines

As well as the new service to the Rocky Mountains gateway, the Chicago-based airline has reopened its seven-times-weekly route from Houston to Munich. It had been suspended on March 13, 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, but has now been reactivated with a Boeing 767-300ER returning to the rotation.  The link, UA102, departs the Texan city at 4.40pm, arriving at Munich at 10.05am the following morning. The jet returns to the US as UA160 at 11.55am. 

The additional connection means that United Airlines now offers six daily flights to Munich, with additional rotations from Chicago/O’Hare, Washington/Dulles, Newark/Liberty and San Francisco.