United to add more than 400 daily flights in July, accounting for up to 80% of the US pre-pandemic operational program
United Airlines is taking a big step towards returning to pre-pandemic levels, starting in July, when it will add 400 flights to the operational program, compared to June, and will end up operating 80% of the pre-pandemic program in the US.
In the US, United will add new routes to Bozeman, Orange County, Raleigh and Yellowstone / Cody. The airline is also adjusting its flight hours to its hubs at Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport to provide more convenient options for customers. Internationally, United offers travelers several options to visit Europe from New York / Newark, adding an extra weekly flight to Dubrovnik, Croatia and operating a larger aircraft to Athens, Greece.
As customers travel internationally, the United mobile app and website provide country-by-country restrictions for destinations around the world, and United remains the only carrier in the U.S. to facilitate the search, booking, and upload of COVID-19 tests and recordings. vaccination through their own digital platforms. The airline was also the first to create an easy way - for international travelers - to take a CDC-approved vaccine with them on vacation, which they can self-administer while abroad through a collaboration. innovative with Abbott.
United will add more than 400 daily flights in July, accounting for up to 80% of the US pre-pandemic operational program.
"In July we take a big step towards flying to pre-pandemic levels for our internal network", said Ankit Gupta, Vice President of Internal Network Planning and Programming at United. "By adjusting our facilities to two key airports, we can provide our customers with easy connections to destinations in the US so they can start their holidays at times convenient to them."
United resumes and adds new routes and expands its internal network by 17% compared to the June program. United is adding new flights to Chicago and Washington DC to provide customers with convenient connection options. In Chicago, the airline will add two new flights for a total of nine rotations and over 480 daily departures around the globe. In Washington DC, United is adding a third flight to its existing operations and will operate more than 220 daily departures.
With customers continuing to book trips to reopened destinations across the Atlantic, United is resuming and adding new flights to Europe. United will move the brand new service between New York / Newark and Dubrovnik until July 1 and will resume daily service to Athens from New York / Newark in July, and from July will use a Boeing 777-200ER for this route. which will also include the United Premium Plus Seats® class. Also, a new service to Athens from Washington DC will begin in July.
United will add a second flight from Washington DC to Frankfurt. The new flight will take off in the evening, with one-stop connections to over 50 cities in Europe. Finally, United intends to resume service to Spain and Portugal with flights from New York / Newark to Barcelona, Lisbon and Madrid, subject to the reopening of these countries for vaccinated tourists.