• Joe Breitfeller

United Airlines Expands Summer Network With the Addition of Over 480 Daily Flights in June

United Airlines will operate their largest schedule in June since before the pandemic. The carrier is adding over 480 daily flights to their U.S. schedule and will offer an average over 3,100 daily domestic flights to more than 240 destinations.


United Airlines Boeing 737-9 MAX - Courtesy United Airlines

On Friday (April 23, 2021), United Airlines announced a major expansion of their U.S. domestic schedule for June with the addition of 480 daily flights. The carrier will operate their largest schedule since the start of the pandemic with an average of over 3,100 daily domestic flights to more than 240 U.S. destinations including new service to Hawaii, Alaska and Montana. Compared to 2019, United will fly around 67 percent of their domestic schedule and 60 percent of their overall network schedule. The airline will add nine new routes in June including daily service between Denver and West Yellowstone, Montana, the closest airport to Yellowstone National Park.


Additionally, the carrier will launch new service between Chicago and Kona, as well as between New York/Newark and Maui. With the peak travel season to Alaska approaching, United will resume Chicago-Fairbanks service, as well as flights to Anchorage from Chicago, Houston, Newark and San Francisco. United is also launching all new service between Fairbanks and Anchorage in June.


In Friday’s announcement, United Airlines’ Vice President of Domestic Planning and Scheduling, Ankit Gupta, said,


“As leisure travel continues to return this summer, we are adding more flights to our June schedule to national parks, Alaska, Hawaii, Florida and other popular destinations. June is historically the beginning of the peak summer travel season and ramping up to over 3,500 total daily flights across the system this June underscores the continued demand for leisure travel and our responsiveness to meeting that demand.”


On peak days in June, United will offer over 40 daily flights to Hawaii, and as previously mentioned, this includes new Chicago-Kona and New York/Newark-Maui service, with United the only airline operating these routes. The carrier will also offer up to 12 daily or 69 weekly flights to Alaska from five hubs including Chicago, Denver, Houston, Newark and San Francisco. Finally, customers will enjoy expanded connectivity to the great outdoors, as United will operate over 500 daily flights to 66 national park destinations, including new service between Denver and Yellowstone.


United Airlines’ shared purpose is “Connecting People. Uniting the World.” Shares in the company’s parent, United Airlines Holdings, Inc., are publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol ‘UAL.’



Source: United Airlines