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New Route of the Day – Americas (6 May 2022): United between Chicago ORD and Milan MXP


United continued its transatlantic expansion with the addition of a new, daily service between Chicago ORD and Milan MXP. The first flight (UA 416) departed Chicago on Friday 6 May at 21:25 local time, arriving in Milan at 12:20 the following morning, after a flight of just under eight hours. The first flight from Milan left on Saturday 7 May at 15:31 arriving in Illinois at 17:12 local time. The Star Alliance member will use a mix of 787-8s, 777-200s and 777-300s on the 7,280-kilometre route, on which it faces no direct competition. United already serves Malpensa with daily flights from New York EWR.

Now serving 12 European airports from O’Hare

Out of United’s 70 routes to Europe currently planned for this August (it has recently decided not to resume service from Newark to Stockholm with Star Alliance partner SAS already connecting the two airports), 28 are from Newark, 15 from Washington and 12 are from Chicago. The remaining routes are from San Francisco (six), Houston (four), Denver (three), and Boston and Los Angeles (one each).

Dublin Airport

The 12 routes from Chicago are: Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, London LHR, Milan MXP, Munich, Paris CDG, Reykjavik, Rome FCO and Zurich. All routes are served at least daily with Frankfurt (2-daily) and Heathrow (3-daily) resulting in a total of 15-daily flights between Chicago and Europe operated by United. This is up from 12-daily in August 2019. Since then, daily service has been added to Reykjavik (21 July 2021), Zurich (23 April 2022) and now Milan MXP.


London Southend Airport