United Airlines has exciting news for travelers as they unveil plans for the first-ever direct flight between Faro, Portugal, and New York/Newark, USA. Starting from May 24, 2024, this new route will facilitate easy access for U.S. tourists to explore Portugal’s stunning Algarve region, renowned for its picturesque beaches and historic landmarks.
Operated four times a week using a Boeing 757-200 aircraft, this service marks a significant milestone. United Airlines proudly becomes the sole carrier bridging the gap between the United States and Faro, emphasizing its commitment to enhancing travel options for passengers.
In addition to this groundbreaking Faro-New York/Newark route, United Airlines is already well-connected to Portugal. The airline currently operates year-round flights from New York/Newark to Lisbon, as well as seasonal services from Washington/Dulles to Lisbon, New York/Newark to Porto, and New York/Newark to Ponta Delgada, Azores.
Tickets for this highly anticipated route are now available for purchase on United Airlines’ official website. Travelers can book flights departing from Faro to Newark on Thursdays, Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays, with return flights from Newark to Faro scheduled for Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Prices for Economy class tickets start at approximately €1,100, offering accessible travel options for those eager to experience the allure of the Algarve.
This announcement aligns with the Algarve region’s strategic tourism efforts. André Gomes, the Algarve’s tourism chief, emphasized the importance of establishing direct air links with key markets such as the United States. Recognizing the rising interest from American and Canadian travelers in exploring the Algarve, this new flight route is poised to strengthen cultural and economic ties between the two nations.
United Airlines’ participation in the Star Alliance, a leading global airline network that includes esteemed carriers like TAP, Lufthansa, and Singapore Airlines, further enhances the airline’s reputation as a trusted choice for international travel. With this new direct route, travelers can eagerly anticipate seamless journeys and unforgettable experiences as they embark on adventures between Faro and New York/Newark.