Predicting a heady summer season to Europe, it is reported that United will be increasing flights to Italy.
Slated to run from its Newark, New Jersey (EWR) hub between 23 June and 7 September, United will be adding a second daily flight to Naples, Italy (NAP), a city to which I coincidentally alluded to in an earlier post.
The new flight will be operated with a Boeing 767-300ER (I have no photo of it); this particular route will have 167 seats, with 46 in Polaris (business class), 22 in Premium Plus (akin to premium economy), 43 in Economy Plus (a whole lot of nothing), and 56 in Economy.
The expected schedule is as follows:
Newark EWR 22:15 – Naples NAP 13:00 (the next day)
Naples 15:00 – Newark 19:05
In United’s Italian network, whereas Rome FCO and Milan MXP are year-round destinations, Naples and Venice VCE are the two seasonal (summer only) flights.
Even though I haven’t visited Naples, to foreign visitors it is probably best known for that round baked bread with cheese melted on top — right, pizza — and Pompeii. It’s also relatively close to Rome, so you could try out an open-jaw itinerary — in this case, do a NY – Naples, Rome – NY, or NY – Naples, Rome – Chicago (seasonal).
Given that Transatlantic flights are massively popular during the summer, this seems like a safe but good increase for United. Really though, I’m hoping for a return of the Palermo (Sicily) flights.
Do you foresee a trip to Naples?