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United Airlines Inaugurates Nonstop Service Between Nice and New York /Newark

United’s first-ever nonstop service between Nice and New York/Newark

New route operated by premium Boeing 767-300 aircraft with extended United Polaris business cabin

United will offer six daily nonstop services from France to the U.S. this summer

United Airlines has inaugurated its new daily nonstop seasonal service between Nice Côte d'Azur Airport and its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, celebrating the arrival of its first flight into Nice over the weekend. The new service is operated with United’s premium Boeing 767-300 aircraft with an extended United PolarisSM business class cabin and United Premium Plus SM.

United’s first-ever nonstop service between Nice and New York/Newark builds on existing services from Paris Charles de Gaulle to United’s hubs at New York/Newark, Washington Dulles, Chicago and San Francisco. United will further grow its service from France with a second seasonal frequency between Paris Charles de Gaulle and New York/Newark, operating from 7 May to 6 September 2022. In total, United will offer six daily nonstop services from France to the U.S. this summer.

Marking this special occasion, customers, guests, United employees and crew joined Gregoire Dutoit, United’s Country Sales Manager France, Lucas Geerts, United Regional Sales Manager and Franck Goldnadel, President of the Board of Airports of the Côte d'Azur, for a special water salute to welcome the arrival of United Flight UA272 from New York/Newark.

“We are thrilled to inaugurate our new service between Nice and our New York/Newark hub,” said Gregoire Dutoit, United’s Country Sales Manager France. “Our new flight further expands our Europe route network and provides our customers from France with even greater travel choice and a direct link from Nice to the New York area, as well as the possibility to connect via our Newark hub to over 85 destinations across the Americas.”
“We welcome the arrival of United Airlines, a pledge of its confidence in the attractiveness of our territory and in the resumption of traffic to and from our airport. This route reinforces our ambition as much as our conviction that the future of air transport depends on the development of direct connections, in particular international ones, a guarantee of a better quality of service and better connectivity", said Franck Goldnadel, President of the Board of Airports of the Côte d'Azur.

This new route is part of United’s largest transatlantic expansion in its history, in anticipation of a strong recovery in European summer travel. In total, United will launch or resume 30 transatlantic flights from mid-April through to early June. This includes adding new nonstop flights to five distinctive leisure destinations no other North American airline serves including Amman, Jordan; Bergen, Norway; Azores, Portugal; Palma de Mallorca, Spain and Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands. In addition to Nice, the airline is also launching new nonstop flights from some of Europe’s most popular business and tourist hubs including London, Milan, Zurich and Munich. United is also resuming fourteen Atlantic routes the airline has historically served and adding frequencies in six others.

United’s transatlantic route network will be more than 25 per cent larger than it was in 2019. With this expansion, United will serve more transatlantic destinations than every other U.S. carrier combined and will be the largest airline across the Atlantic for the first time in history.

Nice (NCE) – New York/Newark (EWR)

Onboard Products and Services

United’s new service from Nice to New York/Newark will be operated with United’s premium Boeing 767-300 aircraft, featuring 16 additional United Polaris business seats – a more than 50 percent increase in all-aisle-access seating – bringing the total premium cabin seat count to 46. The aircraft will also feature 22 United Premium Plus seats, 47 Economy PlusSM seats and 52 economy seats.

United Polaris business class is a premium travel experience that prioritises relaxation and comfort, featuring restaurant-quality inflight dining, premium Sunday Riley amenity kits and full flat-bed, all-aisle-access seats.

United Premium Plus features a spacious seat with more legroom, elbow room and recline than a standard Economy Plus or economy seat, as well as a Sunday Riley amenity kit and a Saks Fifth Avenue blanket and plush pillow.

United Economy Plus offers added legroom and increased personal space. Located near the front of the economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of a swifter exit from the plane on arrival. Economy Plus seating is available on all trans-Atlantic flights.

United economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment. On most aircraft, seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.

United in France

United Airlines has been serving France since 1987. In addition to the new daily nonstop seasonal service from Nice to New York/Newark, United offers year-round flights from Paris Charles De Gaulle to its hubs at New York/Newark, Washington/Dulles, Chicago and San Francisco. All flights are conveniently timed to connect at United’s U.S hubs with an extensive network of services to destinations throughout the Americas. Customers can book online by visiting or calling 01-71-23-03-35, or their travel agent.

United in New York/Newark

Located just 14 miles from Manhattan, Newark Liberty International Airport offers the fastest surface transfer journeys to many parts of the city, including the AirTrain service to New York Penn Station in midtown Manhattan, with a journey time of less than 30 minutes

About United

United’s shared purpose is “Connecting People. Uniting the World.” From our U.S. hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., United operates the most comprehensive global route network among North American carriers. United is bringing back our customers’ favourite destinations and adding new ones on its way to becoming the world’s best airline. For more about how to join the United team, please visit and more information about the company is at United Airlines Holdings, Inc., the parent company of United Airlines, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL”.

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