The Newark Liberty-Rome service has been expanded by United Airlines. Media reports said that United Airlines has so far been operating a seasonal service between New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport and Rome Fiumicino Airport, which will now be funtional round the year. The route has been expanded to mark the 20th anniversary of flights services to Italian destinations. The increased frequencies are expected to become operational from November 9, 2017.
According to the reports, United Airlines is operating the seasonal daily service on Newark Liberty-Rome route during summer months. The service is now set to be expanded from November this year through March 2018. The airline will continue to operate its current summer seasonal flights to Rome from its major hubs at Washington Dulles, Newark Liberty and Chicago O’Hare.
A spokesperson of United Airlines said that the seasonal flights will be operated thrice weekly starting from November 9 till December 19, 2017 and from January 9 through March 7, 2018. This will be in addition to daily flights on the route from December 20, 2017 till January 8, 2018 and from March 8 through October 27, 2018.
United Airlines will conduct flights between Rome and Newark Liberty with the help of a Boeing 767-400 aircraft during summer months. The Boeing 767-400 aircraft will be configured in three classes – United Polaris (business class), Economy Plus and United Economy. The aircraft will have a seating capacity of a total of 242 seats. These include 39 flat-bed seats in United Polaris, 70 seats in Economy Plus and 203 seats in United Economy.
United Airlines will however during summer months conduct the flight operations on Newark Liberty-Rome route utilizing a Boeing 767-300 aircraft. The winter seasonal service will be operational effective from November 9, 2017 till March 7, 2018. The Boeing 767-300 aircraft is configured with a total of 214 seats.