United Airlines Marks 20th Anniversary of Geneva-New York/Newark Service


GENEVA, 6 March 2023 – United Airlines is marking 20 years of its nonstop service between Geneva and New York/Newark. Since its launch in March 2003, the airline has carried over 1.7 million customers on more than 12,000 flights on that route.

“For two decades now, United has connected Geneva with the United States, offering nonstop connections to the New York metropolis and the U.S. East Coast, as well as a comprehensive network of onward connections from our New York/ Newark hub to over 70 destinations across the Americas,” said Reto Schneider, Country Sales Manager Switzerland and Germany. “We thank our valued customers and the travel trade community across Switzerland for choosing United.”
“We are happy to congratulate United for the 20th anniversary of their presence in Geneva,” said André Schneider, CEO at Genève Aéroport. “United is a longstanding pillar of our connectivity to the whole U.S. market. With two flights a day between Geneva and their hubs of Newark and Washington, D.C., they strongly contribute to our direct intercontinental connectivity.”

Geneva (GVA) – New York/Newark (EWR)
Flight From To Depart Arrive Frequency Aircraft 
UA957 GVA EWR 09:20 12:10 Daily Boeing 767-300
UA956 EWR GVA 17:35 07:30+1 Daily Boeing 767-300

Onboard products and services

The Geneva-New York/Newark flight is operated by United’s premium Boeing 767-300 aircraft, featuring 16 additional United PolarisSM business class seats – a more than 50 percent increase in all-aisle-access seating – bringing the total premium cabin seat count to 46. The aircraft  also features 22 United Premium PlusSM seats, 43 Economy PlusSM seats and 56 United EconomySM seats.
United Polaris business class is a premium travel experience that prioritises relaxation and comfort, featuring quality inflight dining, premium amenity kits and full flat-bed all-aisle-access seats.
United Premium Plus features a spacious seat with more legroom, elbow room and recline than a standard Economy Plus or economy seat, as well as a Sunday Riley amenity kit and a Saks Fifth Avenue blanket and plush pillow.

United Economy Plus offers added legroom and increased personal space. Located near the front of the economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of a swifter exit from the plane on arrival. Economy Plus seating is available on all trans-Atlantic flights.

United Economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment. On most aircraft, seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.

United in Switzerland
United has been serving Switzerland since 1999. In addition to the nonstop flights from Geneva to New York/Newark and Washington, D.C., United offers year-round services from Zurich to New York/Newark, Washington, D.C. and Chicago as well as seasonal flights to San Francisco.
United in New York/Newark
Located just 23 kilometres from Manhattan, Newark Liberty International Airport offers the fastest surface transfer journeys to many parts of the city, including the AirTrain service to New York Penn Station in midtown Manhattan, with a journey time of less than 30 minutes.
About United

United's shared purpose is "Connecting People. Uniting the World." From our U.S. hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., United operates the most comprehensive global route network among North American carriers.
Information & Booking:
United customers in Switzerland can book flights by visiting united.com, contacting United Reservations on 022-417 72 80 (English, French) / 044 800 92 12 (German) or through their travel agent.

20th anniversary video