United Airlines adding trans-Atlantic summer season flights

United Airlines said it is adding daily trans-Atlantic summer season service between New York/Newark and Athens, Greece, from May 25 through Oct. 5, 2016; Washington/Dulles and Barcelona, Spain, from May 25 through Sept. 6, 2016; Washington/Dulles and Lisbon, Portugal, May 25 through Sept. 6, 2016.

All services are subject to government approval.

United and United Express offer nearly 500 daily departures from the New York/Newark area to more than 150 destinations — the most in North America, the most across the Atlantic, the most across the Pacific and the most to and from Latin America.

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of nearly 5,000 flights a day to 362 airports across six continents. In 2014, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 138 million customers. The common stock of United´s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.