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Dulles International Celebrates New and Returning Domestic and International Air Service on United Airlines

Published: July 01, 2021

Dulles’ anchor carrier launches new flights to Greece and Montana, adds international capacity and resumes 10 p.m. connecting flight bank

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The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority celebrated the launch of United Airlines’ new leisure-focused seasonal nonstop service between Washington, D.C., and Greece’s Athens International Airport (ATH), from its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) on Thursday. The new flights will operate daily from July 1 through October 3, becoming the first-ever nonstop commercial passenger service connecting the U.S. and Greek capitals. 

“We are encouraged by the steady increase in leisure travel we’re seeing from the National Capital Region as our industry continues to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Carl Schultz, acting vice president of airline business development for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. “With the addition of the first-ever nonstop connection between the Washington, D.C., area and Athens, Greece, Dulles International Airport continues to expand its wide variety of global destinations popular with those who are ready to return to the skies.”

Athens becomes the newest among more than 150 nonstop destinations served from Dulles International and the 52nd international city with a nonstop connection to the National Capital Region’s leading international airport. Schedule details of the new flight, which will operate aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, are as follows:

 

Flight No.

From

To

Departure/Arrival

Days of Operation

UA982

IAD

ATH

1720 / 1005+1

Monday-Sunday

UA983

ATH

IAD

1205 / 1605

Monday-Sunday

 

Alongside Athens, United Airlines on Thursday also launched new seasonal nonstop service from Dulles International to Montana’s Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN). The new flights provide convenient access from Washington, D.C., to the gateway to Yellowstone National Park, one of the country’s most popular outdoor recreational destinations.

The new flight will operate daily between July 1 and September 7 aboard Airbus A319 aircraft. Schedule details are as follows:

 

Flight No.

From

To

Departure/Arrival

Days of Operation

UA2462

IAD

BZN

1040 / 1305

Monday-Sunday

UA2295

BZN

IAD

1030 / 1625

Monday-Sunday

 

In addition to the debut of these two new destinations, United Airlines on Thursday also resumed its year-round nonstop flights from Dulles International to Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE), a route not served since 2005. Additionally, the airline has added a second daily nonstop flight from Dulles International to Germany’s Frankfurt Airport, a route also served daily by German carrier Lufthansa on the busy transatlantic business-focused market. 

Finally, United Airlines on Thursday will also resume its daily 10 p.m. connecting flight bank at Dulles International, raising the total to three banks per day and increasing its schedule to 233 peak-day departures, providing customers expanded connection options through the Washington, D.C., area.  

United Airlines has operated a hub at Dulles International for more than 30 years and has served the National Capital Region for more than 50. United’s Dulles hub currently connects customers to more than 100 nonstop destinations, including convenient service to 10 other international capital cities.