Since the service began in 2005, the airline has carried almost 900,000 passengers on more than 6,000 flights on the route.
Only US-Airline in Hamburg
“United is the only American airline in Hamburg, and we are proud to have been offering this North Atlantic service to our customers for ten years now,” says Thorsten Lettnin, Regional Director Central and Northern Europe with United Airlines. “The daily United flight from Hamburg brings our passengers direct to New York City, and beyond that, thanks to the United Hub at Newark Liberty, to hundreds of connecting flights to destinations throughout America.”
Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Hamburg Airport, says of the tenth anniversary of this service, “United is a reliable partner for Hamburg Airport. We are delighted by the great success and the continuity of the route. New York is by far the most important US market for Hamburg, and from the other side of the Atlantic, too, the connection has made a substantial contribution to awareness of our city. In 2014 alone, around 85,000 US citizens visited the city – 77 percent more than came ten years ago.”
Introduction of Boeing 767-300ER in autumn
Until now, United has used a Boeing 757-200 on the route, with 169 seats made up of 16 flat beds in United BusinessFirst and 153 United Economy seats, including 45 Economy Plus seats, with larger pitch and more personal space. As of 26 October, 2015, a Boeing 767-300ER will be deployed for the Hamburg service. This aircraft has 183 seats, consisting of six flat beds in Global First, 26 flat beds in BusinessFirst, and 151 Economy seats, including 71 in Economy Plus.
Flight UA865 departs Hamburg daily at 9:00 a.m. and lands in New York/Newark at 11:50 a.m. local time the same day. The return flight, UA864, leaves New York/Newark at 5:35 p.m. and arrives in Hamburg at 7:30 a.m. local time the following day. The flight takes eight hours and fifty minutes heading west, and seven hours fifty-five minutes travelling east.
The Hamburg flights are well connected in New York/Newark with United’s extensive network of routes to destinations all over America. United offers flights from New York/Newark to more than 300 destinations in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean, including more than 100 non-stop services.
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