• Joe Breitfeller

United Airlines to Resume Service to Over 25 International Destinations in September

United Airlines announced on Friday that they will add nearly 30 international destinations to their schedule in September including flights to Asia, India, Australia, Israel and Latin America. The carrier will operate around 37 percent of their schedule compared to September 2019.

United Airlines Boeing 777-300ER - Courtesy United Airlines

On Friday (July 31, 2020), United Airlines announced a major international schedule expansion from September 2020. The carrier will add nearly 30 international destinations with flights to Asia, India, Israel and Latin America. United will also continue to add flights to popular leisure destinations in the Caribbean, Hawai’i and Mexico. Overall, the carrier will increase their capacity by four percent versus August to 37 percent in September, when compared to the same period last year. Additionally, United Airlines has extended their waiver of change and award redeposit fees for reservations through August 31, 2020. Domestically, the carrier will fly around 40 percent of their schedule and plans on adding more than 40 daily flights on 48 routes to popular destinations such as Austin, Colorado Springs and Santa Barbara. In Friday’s announcement, United Airlines’ Vice President of International Networks and Alliances, Patrick Quayle said,

“We continue to be realistic in our approach to building back our international and domestic schedules by closely monitoring customer demand and flying where people want to go. In September, we’re adding even more options for leisure travelers or those who want to visit friends and relatives, whether that’s within the United States or around the world.”

For travelers interested in popular U.S. domestic ‘staycation’ destinations, United is providing more flights to beaches, mountains and national parks. The carrier will offer over 800 flights from their mid-continental hubs in Chicago, Denver and Houston and will add over 40 flights on more than 48 U.S. routes. United will also resume service between the U.S. mainland and Hilo and Kauai, while increasing flights to Honolulu, Kona and Maui.

In September, United plans on offering around 30 percent of their international schedule versus last year, with options for travel to Europe and beyond. Pending government approval, the carrier plans on launching a brand-new service between Chicago and Tel Aviv. United will also resume service on their Chicago-Amsterdam, Houston-Amsterdam, Houston-Frankfurt and San Francisco-Munich routes. Additionally, the airline will offer daily flights between Chicago and Frankfurt as well as San Francisco and London, while continuing flights between the U.S., Delhi and Mumbai (subject to government approval). For travelers wishing to visit Pacific destinations, United plans on re-starting three-times weekly service between Los Angeles and Sydney as well as service between Chicago and Hong Kong (pending government approval).

The airline also plans on resuming service on 20 Latin American and Caribbean routes in September with flights to popular destinations such as Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) as well as San Jose and Liberia (Costa Rica). United is also launching new service between San Juan (Puerto Rico) and both Chicago and Washington-Dulles. From Houston, the carrier will resume service to Aguascalientes, Tampico and Veracruz (Mexico). United also plans on launching new service between New York/Newark and St. Thomas and resuming service to Costa Rica from Houston and New York/Newark. In September, United Airlines will also resume service to Puerto Vallarta from Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles and flights between Denver and Cabo San Lucas. Additionally, flights will be increased between Houston and Quito (Ecuador).

Source: United Airlines


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