United Airlines plans to add more than 350 daily flights from its
U.S. hubs in August, including doubling the number of flights from
New York/Newark compared to July.
This increase includes more
flights to mountain and national park destinations like Aspen,
Colorado; Bangor, Maine; Bozeman, Montana; and Jackson Hole,
Internationally, United's August schedule will include a
return to Tahiti and additional flights to Hawaii, the Caribbean
Across the Atlantic, United will add more flights and
options to Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris and Zurich.
"We're taking the same data-driven, realistic approach to
growing our schedule as we did in drawing it down at the start of
the pandemic," said Ankit Gupta, United's vice president of
Domestic Network Planning. "Demand is coming back slowly and we're
building in enough capacity to stay ahead of the number of people
traveling. And we're adding in flights to places we know customers
want to travel to, like outdoor recreation destinations where
social distancing is easier but doing so in a way that's flexible
and allows us to adjust should that demand change."
Domestically, United plans to fly 48% of its 2019
schedule in August compared to 2019 levels, up from 30% in July.
Adding more than 600 daily flights
to more than 200 airports across the United States, including the
resumption of 50 routes from July to August.
flights at 147 airports across the United States.
connectivity in United's mid-continental hubs, including Chicago,
Denver and Houston.
Doubling the number of flights from New
Returning around 90 aircraft back into service,
including adding more CRJ-550 service between New York/Newark and St. Louis; Indianapolis; Richmond, Virginia; Cincinnati; Norfolk,
Virginia; and Columbus, Ohio.
Increasing service between
Hawaii and its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles and
Resuming service to more Hawaiian
destinations, including Lihue from San Francisco and Hilo from Los
schedule continues to be guided by customer demand as we add back
capacity in regions with relative strength," said Patrick Quayle,
United's vice president of International Network and Alliances.
"For August, we've seen increasing demand for leisure travel and
have added options to places like Cancun and reinstated service to
Tahiti. Additionally, we are further building out service to
partner hubs like Frankfurt and Zurich, where customers can
connect on to a wide array of destinations."
Internationally, United is scheduled to fly 25% of its
schedule in August, up from 16% in July. Highlights include:
between Chicago and Brussels and Frankfurt.
between New York/Newark and Brussels, Munich and Zurich.
Resuming service between San Francisco and London.
Upon government approval, United will restart
daily service between Delhi and San Francisco and New York/Newark.
Across the Pacific in August, United is scheduled to restart
a thrice weekly service connecting the mainland United States and
Tahiti. Other highlights include:
Starting new service, five times weekly, between Chicago and
Tokyo's Haneda Airport. United will continue operating daily
service to Tokyo Narita from New York/Newark and San Francisco.
Resuming service between Hong Kong and San Francisco five
days a week, with service continuing to Singapore.
service to Seoul, South Korea three days a week.
service to Shanghai from San Francisco two days a week.
Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, United
is expanding across each region with a total of 35 new routes for
August. Highlights include:
Resuming service between Houston and Lima.
Resuming service between New York/Newark and Sao Paulo.
Resuming service between Mexico City and Chicago, New York/Newark
and San Francisco.
Adding more ways to get to Cancun from
Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York/Newark and San Francisco.
Resuming service to San Salvador and Guatemala City from
Houston, New York/Newark, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Increasing the number of flights between Houston and Mexico City,
Cancun, Guadalajara and Leon in Mexico; Panama City, Panama.
Increasing the number of flights between New York/Newark and Punta
Cana, Santiago and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
While travel demand remains a fraction of what it
was at the end of 2019, United says customers are slowly returning to flying
with a preference for leisure destinations, trips to reunite with
friends and family, and getaways to places that encourage social
According to TSA, more than 600,000 passengers passed
through airport security checkpoints on Monday, 29 June, the first
time since 19 March that those numbers exceeded 25% of pre-COVID