Published on : Tuesday, March 24, 2020
United Airlines has recently changed its plans and decided to step back from cutting down 95% of capacity. They also announced to operate only a skeleton network in place as long as the coronavirus crisis continues to remain. However, according to the recent change of plans, the carrier will reinstate a few daily international routes to Europe, Asia, and Australia. It will also run a few additional flights from today till the end of March in order to repatriate travelers who are stranded abroad.
In a recent statement, the carrier mentioned that through the schedule for the month of May, it will operate daily flights between Newark and Frankfurt as well as London and Tel Aviv. It will also function from Houston to Sao Paolo and from San Francisco to Sydney and Tokyo.
United Airlines will also send a daily flight from Newark to Amsterdam, Munich, Brussels, and Sao Paolo. In addition, it will operate from Washington-Dulles to London and from San Francisco to Frankfurt and Seoul. These flights will be functional from now until the end of March. Operations of those flights are currently scheduled to end by March 29th 2020.
United Airlines shared in a press statement that the carrier is actively looking for ways to bring back customers to their homes in the United States. These are passengers who have been affected by travel restrictions in destinations where government actions have prevented the airline from flying.
Just a day ago, the carrier announced that it would cut down its international service, leaving just a few essential routes to Mexico, Guam and the Pacific-island-hopper service, in place as long as required during the time of the global coronavirus crisis.
Last Saturday, Oscar Munoz, Chief Executive Officer, United Airlines joined few other airline CEOs to sign a letter to Congress which promised that the airline will not enforce any furloughs between now and the end of August only if the government quickly pass a financial aid measure that would include $58 billion in grants, loans, and tax relief for US airlines.