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United Airlines has announced that its seasonal nonstop service between Newcastle and New York will return next summer.
The flights to and from Newark airport will operate six times weekly from the 26th of May last year to the 6th of September.
“As the first airline to offer a scheduled nonstop service to the U.S.A. from North East England, we are excited to return to Newcastle next year,”
Flight UA75 will depart Newcastle daily except Wednesday at 9:10 a.m., arriving at New York/Newark at 12:00 p.m. the same day.
The return flight, UA74, will depart New York/Newark daily except Tuesday at 7:20 p.m., arriving in Newcastle at 7:30 a.m. the following day.
Flight times will be seven hours 50 minutes westbound and seven hours 10 minutes eastbound.
The North East to New York direct route was launched for the first time this year.
Today’s flight from Newcastle Airport to Newark Airport in New York was cancelled due to a mechanical issue on the incoming aircraft, say United Airlines.
137 passengers were due to fly on the UA159 from Newcastle at 09:15 this morning when it was cancelled, because the incoming aircraft did not arrive.
The Airline has said their customer service team at Newcastle Airport is providing assistance to customers and making arrangements for them to complete their journeys.
A United Airlines flight from Newcastle Airport to Newark Airport in New York has been cancelled this morning, June 15.
It comes less than a month after the first direct flight to New York started from Newcastle.
Newcastle Airport has announced their first scheduled nonstop trans-Atlantic service.
United Airlines will be introducing a new nonstop flight between Newcastle and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport next year, subject to government approval.
The flights, which will be operated by Boeing 757-200 aircraft, will run from 23rd May to 7th September 2015 five times a week.
The cost of an economy ticket will start from just over £500 and will take less than eight hours.
Councillor Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council and lead of the LA7 shareholders says he is delighted with the announcement:
This new service will be hugely significant, in terms of further enhancing regional connectivity, growing the regional economy, attracting inward investment and encouraging inbound tourism from North America.
The Local Authorities and our partner organisations will work hard to make the route a success.
Newcastle Airport employs 3,200 people on-site and contributes £646 million to the local economy each year.