Barcelona and Washington DC, closer than ever
United Airlines will offer a daily direct flight to connect Barcelona with Washington DC. The new route will be operative next summer, starting on the 25th of May and continuing until the 6th of September. The flight will depart from Barcelona El Prat airport at 11.30am each day and arrive at Dulles airport in Washington DC at 2.45pm the same day. In the opposite direction, the flight will leave Washington DC at 6.10pm and land in the Catalan capital at 2.45pm that the same day. This new connection has been announced two weeks after another new non-stop intercontinental flight started to operate to Barcelona, which has connected El Prat airport with Sao Paulo since the beginning of October.
Barcelona (CNA).- A daily direct flight will connect Barcelona and Washington DC next summer. United Airlines has launched a new route that will depart from El Prat airport in Barcelona at 11.30am and arrive at Dulles airport in Washington DC at 2.45pm the same day. In the opposite direction, the flight will leave Washington DC at 6.10pm and land in the Catalan capital at 2.45pm that the same day. The new route will be operative from the 25th of May to the 6th of September and comes after another new non-stop intercontinental flight launched this October, which connects El Prat airport with Sao Paulo.
UA140 will be the code of the new route between the Catalan and US capitals, which is going to operate daily and without any stops. The connection will be operated by a Boeing 767-400 aircraft and it will take 8 hours 10 minutes going east and 9 hours 15 minutes when heading west.
United Airlines operates nearly 5,000 flights in 362 airports across the world. Together with this new connection, the company will also offer new flights between Washington DC and Lisbon and Athens.
Another intercontinental connection: Barcelona – Sao Paulo
South American TAM airlines launched a direct flight between Barcelona and Sao Paulo this October. The route operates three times a week and connects El Prat airport in the Catalan capital with Guarulhos airport in Sao Paulo, which is one of the biggest and most up-to-date airports in South America and a gateway to more than 115 destinations in South America. LATAM Airlines Director in Europe Rodrigo Contreras stated that he was "proud" that Barcelona "one of the main destinations in the world" will take part "in the opportunity that South America represents for Europe". According to the company, nearly 175,000 passengers fly between Barcelona and Brazil each year.