United Airlines to offer 3100 flights a day

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April 24, 2021
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The Californian 757. Photo: United

In June, United Airlines will fly its largest schedule since before the pandemic to meet the growing demand for summer travel.

The airline is adding more than 480 daily flights to its U.S. schedule to offer an average of over 3,100 total daily domestic flights to more than 240 U.S. destinations.

This includes the addition of new flights to Hawaii, Alaska, and Montana. Overall, United Airlines plans to fly 67 percent of its domestic schedule and 60 percent of its overall network schedule compared to its 2019 June schedule.

United says it will add nine new routes in June, including daily flights from Denver to West Yellowstone, Mont. In addition, United will add two new direct flights to Hawaii – from Chicago to Kona, and from New York/Newark to Maui.

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And as peak travel season to Alaska resumes, United will restart service from Chicago to Fairbanks and from Chicago, Houston, New York/Newark and San Francisco to Anchorage. United will also introduce a new service between Fairbanks and Anchorage in June.

Ankit Gupta, VP domestic planning and scheduling at United said “as leisure travel continues to return this summer, we are adding more flights to our June schedule to national parks, Alaska, Hawaii, Florida and other popular destinations.”

“June is historically the beginning of the peak summer travel season and ramping up to over 3,500 total daily flights across the system this June underscores the continued demand for leisure travel and our responsiveness to meeting that demand.”

These new routes are part of United Airlines ongoing strategy to capitalize on the pent-up customer demand for leisure travel with friends and family. Last month when United announced 26 brand new direct summer flights from Midwest cities to seven coastal destinations in the Southeast and New England, the airline received nearly 5,000 bookings for these routes in the first 48 hours.

Amongst the June highlights are:

  • Forty flights to the Hawaiian Islands on peak days.
  • Twelve daily/69 weekly flights to Alaska from five hubs including Chicago, Denver, Houston, New York/Newark, and San Francisco.
  • Over 500 daily flights to 66 national park destinations including the new service between Denver and West Yellowstone.
  • United will fly to more national parks this summer than any other airline.

United Airlines has teamed up with Clorox and Cleveland Clinic to redefine cleaning and health safety procedures from check-in to landing and has implemented more than a dozen new policies, protocols, and innovations designed with the safety of customers and employees in mind.

Customers can review COVID-19 entry requirements, find local testing options, and upload any required testing and vaccination records for domestic and international travel, all into United’s Travel Ready Center. United was the first airline to integrate all these features into its mobile app and website.