United Airlines Adding Over 400 Daily Flights to July 2021 Schedule

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(17 May 2021)
United Airlines is adding more
than 400 daily flights to its July schedule and increasing service
to reopened European destinations.

July will be United’s largest
monthly schedule since before the pandemic, with the airline planning
to fly
80% of its U.S. schedule compared to July of 2019.

United has also
reported that bookings
for summer travel are up 214% when compared to 2020 levels.

“This July we’re taking a big step toward flying
at pre-pandemic levels for our domestic network,” said Ankit
Gupta, vice president of domestic network planning and scheduling
at United. “By adjusting our bank structures at two key hub
airports, we’re able to offer our customers easy connections to
destinations across the U.S. so they can start their vacations at
times convenient for them.”


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In the U.S., United will add new routes to
Bozeman, MT; Orange County, CA; Raleigh, N.C and Yellowstone/Cody,
WY.

The airline is also adjusting its flight times at its hubs at
Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Washington Dulles
International Airport to provide more convenient options for
customers.

Internationally, United is giving travelers more
options to visit Europe from New York/Newark by adding an
additional weekly flight to Dubrovnik, Croatia and operating a
larger aircraft to Athens, Greece.

July Domestic Schedule

United is resuming and adding new routes and
increasing its domestic network by 17% compared to its June
schedule.

In
Chicago, the airline will add two new banks for a total of nine
flight banks and more than 480 daily departures across the globe.

In Washington D.C, United is adding a third bank to its operation,
and will operate more than 220 daily departures.

July International Schedule

With customers continuing to book travel to
re-opened destinations across the Atlantic, United is resuming and
adding to its flights to Europe.

United will move up its brand-new
service between New York/Newark and Dubrovnik to 1 July, resume daily service to Athens from New York/Newark in
June, and in July will use a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft which
includes United Premium Plus seats. This builds on brand new
service to Athens from Washington D.C. which will begin in July.

United will also add a second flight from Washington D.C. to
Frankfurt, providing an evening departure with one-stop
connections to over 50 cities in Europe.

Lastly, United is
planning to resume service to Spain and Portugal with flights from
New York/Newark to Barcelona, Lisbon and Madrid, subject to these
countries re-opening to vaccinated tourists.

“As we start to see a strong desire from our
customers to travel internationally to re-opened countries, we are
excited to move up service and add a fourth weekly flight to
Dubrovnik, Croatia,” said Patrick Quayle, vice president of
international network and alliances at United. “And with the
additional seats we’re adding to Athens, Greece, we continue to
make creative adjustments to match our service with customer
trends.”

As customers travel internationally, United’s
mobile app and website provide a comprehensive list of entry
requirements for destinations around the world. Customers can search,
book and upload COVID19 tests and vaccination records through the
airline’s digital platforms. Travelers can also take a
CDC-approved test with them, self-administer while abroad, and
return home through an innovative collaboration with Abbott.

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