United Airlines to Offer Largest Schedule Ever to Florida for Winter 2023/24
United Airlines will offer the most service in history to Florida this winter, increasing their schedule by nearly 20 percent compared to last year. The carrier will offer more flights to Miami, Tampa and Orlando, and will fly larger airplanes with more seats.
On Wednesday (November 8, 2023) United Airlines announced that they will offer the most flights to Florida in the airline’s history for the winter 2023/24 season, with an increase of nearly 20 percent compared to last winter. The carrier will offer more flights to Miami (MIA), Tampa (TPA) and Orlando (MCO), among others, and will also fly larger airplanes with more seats. Additionally, for the first time, United will deploy mainline aircraft and nearly double the number of seats between Key West International Airport (EYW) and several hubs, including Chicago (ORD), Washington Dulles (IAD), Houston (IAH) and New York/Newark (EWR).
In Wednesday’s announcement, United Airlines’ Managing Director – Domestic Network Planning, Mark Weithofer, said,
“We know that November is when most people start their winter travel planning so we’re adding these flights to give customers more options than ever. We’ve already begun to see record breaking demand for winter travel and whether customers are looking to unwind on the beach or hit the slopes, United is the clear choice for those planning their getaways.”
United will fly one of their newest aircraft, the Airbus A321neo, on select routes to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Orlando (MCO), and Fort Myers (RSW) from December 2023. The carrier recently announced an order for 60 additional A321neos, with deliveries beginning in 2028. United will also increase the number of flights on key routes, including Chicago Fort Myers, Denver-Fort Lauderdale, and Chicago-Miami. The airline will also fly the Boeing 777 between Chicago and Orlando, more than doubling the seats of a narrowbody aircraft.
As previously mentioned, from November 28th, United will deploy a mainline Boeing 737-700 to Key West for the first time in the company’s history. Direct routes to Florida’s southernmost point will include service from Newark, Washington Dulles, Houston and Chicago O’Hare. Additionally, United is expanding daily service to several Florida destinations from Cleveland (CLE), with double daily nonstop flights to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and Orlando. Additionally, the carrier is reintroducing daily nonstop service between Cleveland and Tampa, which will be serviced with a Boeing 737-900ER.
For customers who prefer snow over sand, United remains the country’s largest airline to popular ski destinations, with direct service to 11 different winter sports destinations. This winter, United will expand their East Coast service with more direct flights from Newark to Jackson Hole (Wyoming), Eagle/Vail, Hayden/Steamboat, Montrose/Telluride (Colorado), and Bozeman/Big Sky (Montana).
At United Airlines, ‘Good Leads the Way.’ The airline operates the most comprehensive network among North American carriers with U.S. hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. As measured by available seat miles (ASMs), United is now the world’s largest airline. Shares in the company’s parent, United Airlines Holdings, Inc., are publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol ‘UAL.’
Source: United Airlines/PRNewswire