One Airline & One Airport Rejoin The "Six Continent Club"

Today (or yesterday December 16), one airline and one airport in the world rejoined the “Six Continent Club”

What is the Six Continent Club?

Exactly what it sounds like.

  • An airline that flies to all six inhabited continents.
  • An airport that has service to all six inhabited continents.

(Six continents including the Oceania region)

United Airlines Rejoins The Six Continent Club:

Yesterday, United Airlines inaugurated its first Newark to Cape Town, South Africa flight on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

  • United Airlines last served Africa in 2016 with its Houston to Lagos, Nigeria flight on a 787-8.

(Image by @Wesgro on Twitter)

Which other cities in the other continents does United serve?

Just to list a few:

Houston Airport (IAH) Rejoins The Six Continent Club:

Yesterday, Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated its Addis Ababa to Lome to Houston flight on the 787-9 (It was supposed to be a 787-8, but free upguage!)

A few other destinations IAH has across the other continents:

Which other airlines and airports are in the Six Continent Club?

This may not be a complete list:

  • Delta Air Lines
  • United Airlines (today)
  • American Airlines (upcoming CMN June 2020)
  • Qantas
  • Emirates
  • Qatar
  • Air China (MAD-GRU)
  • Air France (if we’re counting PPT as Oceania)
  • British Airways
  • Air Canada
  • LATAM (counting Tel Aviv as Asia)

Airports in the Six Continent Club:

  • London Heathrow (LHR)
  • Johannesburg (JNB)
  • Doha (DOH)
  • Dubai (DXB)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • Houston IAH (today)
  • Newark (EWR) (upcoming AKL flight)

If there’s any other airlines/airports I’m missing, feel free to list them.

Have any of you flown to all six continents?


Nice topic! Very interesting read, although, I do believe that Sydney is in the “Six Continent Club”…

Sydney flies to

  • Johannesburg (Africa)
  • Santiago (South America)
  • San Francisco (North America)
  • Hong Kong (Asia)
  • London (Europe)
  • Domestic Flights within Australia (Australia)

Either way, a great, and very interesting read!



There’s no existing scheduled direct service to Europe from SYD yet so I decided to exclude it.

Well, technically true, but technically not…

Remember QF7879? (Which was scheduled two to three months from it being flown…)

My mind decided halfway though to think routes from all over Australia. 🤣

Yeah, but excluding one-time services is what I should’ve said lol

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If only Qantas started flights to the East Coast…IAD is a 5 continent airport (Asia [e.x. NRT], South America [e.x. BOG], Africa [e.x. ACC], North America [e.x. SAN], Europe [e.x. FCO])

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Technically, Oceania isn’t a continent. The six continents would be North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Edit: I’m actually an idiot. Australia/New Zealand/Pacific Islands makes up Oceania.

But yes, I’d consider PPT as Oceania. Tahiti is located in French Polynesia - a part of the French Republic, but is governed as an independent nation.

It’s like the US/Puerto Rico thing. Citizens of French Polynesia are legal citizens of France, as Puerto Ricans are citizens of the United States, and can move between the two countries freely, as if Puerto Rico was a state. However, Puerto Rico is a non-self-governing nation, unlike French Polynesia.

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Singpapore Airlines and Singapore Changi Airport, as Singapore Airlines flies a fifth freedom route to Sao Paulo, which is South America.

NA - Los Angeles
EU - Frankfurt
AF - Cape Town
AS - Tokyo
AU - Sydney
SA - Sao Paulo

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I have flow to all six continents!


Tokyo & Kyoto (April 2020)

St Petersburg

Victoria Falls

South America:
Punta Arenas

North America:
I live here!

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They ended São Paulo in 2016.

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Oops…my bad.

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