United to ease access to Greece this summer

Starting May 23, United Airlines will begin daily service between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Athens.

United Airlines is dreaming of moussaka and ouzo as it prepares to launch new seasonal flights from Chicago to Athens this spring.

United Airlines told Travel & Leisure that it will begin daily flights between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and the Greek capital starting May 23. The direct flights will be operated by Boeing 787-8 aircraft and will run until August 12th. “United continues to have the largest and most diverse network across the Atlantic, and with new summer flights to Athens from Chicago O’Hare, we’re excited to see more from Chicago O’Hare,” said Patrick Quayle, United Airlines senior vice president. We’re excited to add another exciting destination for our customers.” said in a statement shared with T+L about its global network plans and partnerships.

In addition to Chicago, United Airlines also serves hubs in Newark and Washington, D.C. Flights to Athens will resume on March 30th and April 14th, respectively. Thanks to this new route, United Airlines announced it will increase its flights to Athens by nearly 25% this summer.

In addition to Athens, United plans to offer several more transatlantic flights from Chicago, including 15 European cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Edinburgh, Reykjavik and Milan.

United Airlines plans to begin seasonal service between Washington, D.C., on May 23 with the addition of a new Athens route. In addition to flights between and Anchorage, additional flights between the U.S. and Canada have also been added, including flights to nine different Canadian cities. “We know people want to get out and about this summer, and United Airlines is providing more access than ever to exciting destinations across North America,” Quayle said in a statement shared with T+L. “It makes it easier.”