United is launching non-stop flights to Newark from Newcastle - the airport’s first transatlantic service.
The carrier will roster a B757-200 aircraft onto the five-time weekly route between 23 May and 7 September.
Outbound service UA159 will depart Newcastle daily, except on Wednesdays and Thursdays, at 09:10, and arrive at Newark at 12:00. Return flight UA160 will take-off from Newark daily, except on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at 19:20 and land in Newcastle at 07:30 the next day.
United's B757-200 seats 169, with 16 seats in Business First and 153 in economy, including 45 Economy Plus seats.