United Airlines Resumes Flights to Edinburgh

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From October 28, United to offer nonstop flights from San Francisco to Brisbane. (Photo courtesy of United Airlines.)

United Airlines will resume daily nonstop services between Scotland and the United States in 2022. Starting March 5, 2022, the airline will resume its year-round daily nonstop service between Edinburgh and New York/Newark. The airline is also set to resume daily nonstop seasonal services from Edinburgh to Chicago O’Hare and Washington D.C. on May 7, 2022. United will be the first airline to resume service between Scotland and the United States.

“We are delighted to return to Scotland in 2022 and resume nonstop services from Edinburgh to the United States,” said Bob Schumacher, United’s director sales U.K. and Ireland, in a press statement. “With the return of services, our customers in Edinburgh can once again take advantage of direct connections to the U.S., as well as an unrivalled route network from United’s hubs at New York/Newark, Chicago and Washington, D.C., offering convenient nonstop connections to 129 destinations across the Americas.”

“It’s incredibly exciting to be resuming our transatlantic services with United to allow direct travel between Scotland and the USA for the first time in two years. It will allow families to reunite, friends to reconnect and re-open the strong tourism destinations on both sides of the Atlantic,” said Gordon Dewar, Edinburgh Airport’s chief executive, in a press statement.

Flight Schedules

Edinburgh (EDI) – New York/Newark (EWR)

FlightFromToDepartArriveFrequency Aircraft Dates of operation
UA37EDIEWR09:4012:20DailyBoeing 757-200March 5, 2022 onwards
UA36EWR EDI20:2008:05 +1DailyBoeing 757-200March 4, 2022 onwards


Edinburgh (EDI) – Chicago O’Hare (ORD)

FlightFromToDepartArriveFrequencyAircraft Dates of operation
UA119EDIORD11:3013:55DailyBoeing 757-200May 7, 2022 onwards
UA118ORDEDI18:157:50 +1DailyBoeing 757-200May 6, 2022 onwards


Edinburgh (EDI) – Washington D.C. (IAD)

FlightFromToDepartArriveFrequencyAircraftDates of Operation
UA979EDIIAD12:3015:10DailyBoeing 757-200May 7, 2022 onwards
UA978IADEDI22:2510:40 +1DailyBoeing 757-200May 6, 2022 onwards


United’s year-round daily nonstop service from Edinburgh to New York/Newark and seasonal daily nonstop services from Edinburgh to Chicago O’Hare and Washington D.C. will be operated with Boeing 757-200 aircraft, featuring a total of 169 seats—16 flat-bed seats in United Polaris business class and 153 in economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats with added legroom and increased personal space.  

For more information, visit united.com.

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