United Airlines is planning to fly 34% of its full
schedule this month when compared to September 2019, and increase
that to 40% in October.
Domestically, United plans to fly 46% of its full
schedule in October 2020 compared to October of last year,
compared to the 38% schedule it plans to fly domestically in
The airline also plans to resume eight routes to Hawaii, pending approval of the state's pre-arrival COVID19 testing
Internationally, United expects to fly 33% of its
schedule in October, which compares positively to the
29% schedule it plans to fly this month.
"We continue to be data-driven and realistic in our approach to
rebuilding our network," said Ankit Gupta, United's vice president
of Domestic Network Planning. "Because October is typically a
slower month for leisure travel, we're adjusting our schedules to
reflect these seasonal changes in customer demand while resuming
service or adding capacity on routes where we're seeing increased
customer demand for travel."
In addition to adjusting its network, United is
its schedule to match the
current demand for leisure travel. In October, the airline plans
to add more flights on days popular with leisure travelers looking
to get a head start on long weekend getaways and will schedule
fewer flights on days where demand is traditionally lower.
- Resuming or starting new service on nearly
50 routes, including 37 routes from United's Chicago, Denver and
- Resuming additional service to Florida
including Washington-Dulles to Sarasota and Miami, and Denver to
- Resuming service between Los Angeles and Eugene,
Medford and Redmond/Bend in Oregon.
Resuming service to 14 international destinations including
Bogota, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru and Panama
- Increasing to twice daily service between New
York/Newark and Tel Aviv and resuming three-times weekly service
between Washington, D.C. and Tel Aviv on 25 October 2020.
Resuming or increasing service to Cancun, Mexico City and Puerto
Vallarta in Mexico from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, New
York/Newark and Washington, D.C.