United Airlines will add 400 flights to their summer schedule this July as they aim to operate 80% of their pre-pandemic United States programme. The airline will also increase flights to European destinations amid a demand in international travel.

Increase in Demand for United

The increase in flights will be United’s largest monthly schedule since before the pandemic with bookings for summer travel up by 214% compared to 2020 levels. Flights throughout their domestic network will also be up 17% in July compared to its June schedule with new routes to Monatana, California, North Carolina and Wyoming added.

Ankit Gupta, vice president of domestic network planning and scheduling at United said: “This July we’re taking a big step toward flying at pre-pandemic levels for our domestic network.”

“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.”

United Airline planes on the tarmac
United aims to have a busier summer of flights this year © United Airlines

International Travel

As international demand also increases, the American airline have added a fourth weekly flight to Croatia as well as adding more seats to Greece.

Patrick Quayle, vice president of international network and alliances at United added: “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,”

“And with the additional seats we’re adding to Athens, Greece, we continue to make creative adjustments to match our service with customer trends.”

These international routes will be subject to the countries re-opening to vaccinated tourists. 

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