SCHIPHOL - United Airlines will double the number of flights between Schiphol and New York Newark next summer season. Instead of once, the airline flies twice a day on the route from 28 March.
For the extra daily flight, United uses a Boeing 767-300ER, with room for 30 passengers in the new Polaris Business Class cab and 184 in Economy Class.
The Netherlands is an important foreign market for American society, which also flies from Schiphol to Chicago, Houston, Washington D.C. and San Francisco.
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Why is United Airlines so big at Schiphol. The 5 long haul routes from a non-Star Alliance hup seems a lot. Some feeding might be there from other Star Alliance, but still. O&D traffic can't be so much, now can it? Given that most passengers at Schiphol are connecting to another flight, this seems odd to me. Of the total number of passengers at Schiphol, about 40% are transfer passengers, but we have to account for LCC short-haul flights, So the percentage of long-haul transfer passengers should be (much) greater than 40%.