United will be flying from Washington Dulles International Airport to Madrid. (Photo by Matt McClain for The Washington Post) United will be flying from Washington Dulles International Airport nonstop to Madrid through Sept. 4. (Photo by Matt McClain for The Washington Post)

This post has been updated and corrected to say that Air China will be launching direct service to Beijing from Dulles.

Travelers headed to Madrid this summer will have a new, direct option.

United Airlines on Thursday launched daily nonstop service between Washington Dulles International and Madrid. The daily service will run through Sept. 4.

“We are excited to add new seasonal nonstop service from Dulles to Spain’s capital,” said Evan Koppel, United’s regional director of sales in a news release. “This new route will improve access for travelers between the U.S. and Spain, while offering Spanish travelers greater options for travel throughout the Americas.”

The flights will be on Boeing 757-200 aircraft, which have 169 seats. That count includes 16 flat-bed seats for BusinessFirst travelers. The daily flight will depart Dulles at 5:45 p.m. and land at Madrid-Barajas Airport at 7:40 a.m. the following day (all times local). Flight time is seven hours, 55 minutes eastbound and eight hours, 55 minutes westbound.

Next week, China Airlines  Air China will launch direct service to Beijing from Dulles four days a week.