United Airlines inaugurated its nonstop seasonal service between Václav Havel Airport Prague and its New York/Newark hub at Newark Liberty International Airport today. The flights will operate daily until October 4, 2019.
The new route is United’s first ever service from the Czech Republic.
Prague (PRG) – New York/Newark (EWR) from June 7 to October 4, 2019
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Marking this special occasion, the very first inbound flight from New York/Newark was welcomed to Václav Havel Airport Prague with a spectacular water cannon salute, whilst customers, guests, United employees and crew joined David Kinzelman, United Vice President International Airport Operations, Bob Schumacher, United Regional Director Sales, Jiri Vyskoc, Prague Airport Executive Director for Aviation Business and Ambassador Stephen B. King, U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, for a special gate celebration before the departure of United Flight UA187 to New York/Newark.
“We are excited to inaugurate our nonstop seasonal service between Prague and our New York/Newark hub,” said Bob Schumacher, United Regional Director Sales. “Our new flight strengthens our international route network and provides customers in the Czech Republic with even greater travel choice, with over 60 nonstop connections from New York/Newark to other destinations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.”
“United Airline’s direct service to New York/Newark is the 9th long-haul route opened from Václav Havel Airport Prague in the last five years. The new service will primarily strengthen connections to the East Coast of the United States, where we see significant passenger demand. It will also allow for another increase in the number of passengers travelling long-haul from Prague. In 2018, the number of long-haul passengers increased by 24%,” said Vaclav Rehor, Chairman of the Prague Airport Board of Directors.
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.
Onboard Products and Services
The Boeing 767-300 aircraft operating the new Prague-New York/Newark service will feature a total of 214 seats – 30 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class, 49 in United Economy Plus and 135 in United Economy.
United Polaris business class, the airline’s new business cabin, features a reimagined, sleep-enhancing experience for intercontinental travellers. Polaris is now available onboard, featuring an elevated inflight food and beverage experience, custom bedding from Saks Fifth Avenue and exclusive amenity kits with products from Sunday Riley.
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 New York/Newark
United, together with United Express, operates 402 daily flights from its New York/Newark hub to 169 destinations throughout the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, India, Asia, Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. United is upgrading the customer experience in New York/Newark at every point of the customer’s journey with world-class retail shops and leading-edge technology. Along with improving check-in facilities and baggage screening systems, United unveiled a United Polaris lounge for international business class customers in 2018.
Every customer. Every flight. Every day.
In 2019, United is focusing more than ever on its commitment to its customers, looking at every aspect of its business to ensure that the carrier keeps customers' best interests at the heart of its service. In addition to today's announcement, United recently announced that luxury skincare line Sunday Riley will make products exclusively for United customers to experience in amenity kits, released a re-imagined version of the most downloaded app in the airline industry and made DIRECTV free for every passenger on 211 aircraft, offering more than 100 channels on seat back monitors on more than 30,000 seats.
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