Published on : Monday, August 3, 2020
United Airlines recently announced its plans to resume services to 30 international routes in September. The new international routes include flights to Asia, India, Australia, Israel and Latin America. The carrier will also continue to add ways to visit popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean, Hawaii and Mexico. At present it aims to fly 37% of its overall schedule in September as compared to the same period last year and is a 4% increase in capacity compared to what is planned for August.
The airline is also extending its waiver of change fees and will award redeposit fees for reservations through August 31. Meanwhile, it plans to fly 40% of its schedule domestically. United airline plans to add more than 40 daily flights on 48 routes to locations including Austin, Texas; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Santa Barbara, California.
In addition, it is also aiming to resume service between the United States mainland and Hilo and Kauai and increase services to Honolulu, Kona and Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. Internationally, United intends to fly 30% of its schedule as compared to September 2019, which is a five-point increase compared to August. The airline also expects to resume service on 20 routes in Latin America and the Caribbean, including to popular vacation destinations like Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico and to San Jose and Liberia in Costa Rica.
It is also planning to start a new nonstop service between Chicago and Tel Aviv and resume eight routes in the Atlantic and Pacific, including the return of European service from Houston with flights to Amsterdam and Frankfurt. It also intends to re-start three-times-weekly service between Los Angeles and Sydney and passenger service between Chicago and Hong Kong based on government approval across the Pacific in September.
Patrick Quayle, Vice President of International Network and Alliances, United Airlines said in a statement that the airline continues to be realistic in its approach to building back the international and domestic schedules by closely monitoring customer demand and flying where people want to go. He informed that in September, more options for leisure travellers will be added both within the United States and around the world.