United Airlines happy to reopen Spain to foreign tourists
United Airlines applauded Spain’s decision to reopen to all vaccinated visitors from 7e June of this year. United flies to more European destinations than any other US airline and is launching three new leisure routes to the continent this summer.
United is satisfied with the recommendation of the European Union
United Airlines praised Spain for deciding to start allowing fully vaccinated international visitors to enter the country from 7e June this summer.
Spain’s announcement follows a major step taken by the Council of the European Union earlier this week to recommend that the entire bloc of 27 member states open its doors to fully vaccinated travelers.
United will operate up to 30 daily flights to a total of 16 destinations in Europe at the height of the summer season this year. In Spain, this will include a five-week service between New York and Barcelona and a six-week service between New York and Madrid. Both services resume in July.
Meanwhile, in Italy, another popular European destination, United will operate daily flights from July to Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa.
A clear path for transatlantic travel
Commenting on the change in travel restrictions, Patrick Quayle, Vice President of International Network and Alliances at United, said:
“The EU Council recommendation represents the turning point of the pandemic for our customers, employees and residents of the EU, and brings us all closer to reuniting the world.”
Along with the resumption of existing services, United is launching three new routes this summer: Dubrovnik in Croatia, Reykjavik in Iceland and Athens in Greece.
In addition, United is strengthening the capacity of its Star Alliance partner hubs which are also the bases of the Lufthansa group airlines: Frankfurt, Munich and Brussels. United has been connecting markets like Croatia and Greece through these three hubs through Aegean Airlines and Croatia Airlines for years.
Health remains a priority
United’s Travel-Ready Center is up and running for all passengers looking to travel to and from Europe this summer, and the airline is also working with Abbott to become the first US carrier to set up an easy way for them. international travelers to bring an approved CDC-test with them, self-administered abroad and back home.
Patrick Quayle, vice president of international network and alliances at United, highlighted this, saying:
“In addition to providing service to more destinations in Europe than any other US carrier, only United allows customers to easily upload vaccine records and test results to our app, making international travel much easier.”
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