What new nonstop flights will be connecting the United States to Greece?
Back in October 2023, United Airlines announced its largest transatlantic expansion, offering a staggering number of flights to Europe. In the original statement, the company highlighted new services to destinations such as Faro (Portugal), Reykjavik (Iceland), Rome (Italy), Brussels (Belgium), and Málaga (Spain).
Now, in January 2024, United is seeking to further boost its European offerings. In a recent social media post, the American-based airline announced it would begin nonstop direct flights between its airport hubs and Athens, Greece.
Starting as soon as March 30th, the company will be relaunching its seasonal flights between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), serving the New York and New Jersey areas, and the Athens International Airport (ATH). A bit later, on April 14th, the airline will also resume flights between Washington D.C., via the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), to the Greek capital.
However, the real news comes in the form of the launch of a completely new international route. From May 23rd and up until August 12th, Chicago will have another direct connection to Athens, Greece. United Airlines will directly compete with American Airlines, which previously had been the only company flying out directly from Chicago to the Greek capital.
Between Chicago, Newark, and Washington D.C., United is boosting its United States-Greece routes by roughly 25%, while American Airlines will relaunch its nonstop summer service from Chicago to Athens a bit earlier, on May 6th. Now, Windy City residents and Midwesterners will have multiple options and an easier time visiting the birthplace of democracy via the O'Hare International Airport (ORD), whether through United or American Airlines.
What other areas already connect the United States to Greece?
Not dealing with the hassle of layovers or connecting flights and wondering whether the plane is still catchable is not exclusive to travelers flying from Chicago, Washington D.C or Newark. There are other regions of the country also served by nonstop flights to Athens, Greece, especially as the summer season is around the corner.
Besides Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New York and the rest of the tri-state area are also directly connected to Athens via the John F. Kennedy International (JFK). Delta Airlines begins serving the connection in March, while American Airlines starts in April. Norse Atlantic Airways will also operate with nonstop flights from May to October.
New Englanders can fly out from Boston, through the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) from April to October, albeit exclusively through Delta Airlines. On the other hand, traveling from Philadelphia through the International Airport (PHL) to Athens is also possible daily from June to October with American Airlines. Flying from the American South to the Greek capital is yet another possibility, with daily flights connecting Atlanta to Athens through Delta Airlines.
Why is there such a high interest in Greece?
No other country embodies the Mediterranean lifestyle more so than the country that inspired it in the first place: Greece. With one of the world’s most renowned cuisines, centered around olive oil, an ancient history and culture, responsible for the creation of the concept of democracy, and some of the dreamiest beaches in the world, these are just some of the countless reasons why Greece is such a sought-after location for a summer getaway in Europe.
However, Americans are not only visiting the country but also staying in Greece. Between a desire to reconnect with their ancestral heritage, or other more practical reasons such as access to a universal healthcare system, Greece is increasingly becoming the second home of countless U.S. Americans.
With far more pros than cons, it makes sense for airlines to capitalize on this “Greek Dream” and offer multiple options for Americans to have the first taste and experience of Greece before any decision is made on moving to Greece. Plus, Greece actively welcomes and facilitates the process for Americans to live and in the country.
One such example arises in the form of the Greece Golden Visa, an official government program which unlocks the path for Americans to become Residents in Greece in exchange for the purchase of a Real Estate property. With properties at €250,000 qualifiable for the program in most regions of the country,
As Residents, American citizens are able to settle down in Greece with a property of their own, travel visa-free to the Schengen Zone, bask in the country’s public healthcare system, experience the many reasons why Greece inspired a whole new lifestyle in itself, and the ability to become holders of an EU passport, since both the United States and Greece allow Dual Citizenship.
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