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)
- 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?