MIAMI – United Airlines (UA) sees big for the coming summer and is adding 400 flights to its July schedule and increasing services to now available European destinations with the aim to offer its customers at least 80% of its pre-pandemic flight activity.
The plan is based on the largest monthly schedule in recent times and on an upturn of summer travel bookings, up by 214% when compared to the same period of 2020.
UA is adding new US routes to Bozeman (BZN), Orange County (SNA), Raleigh (RDU), and Yellowstone/Cody (COD). More convenient options for customers are provided by adjusting its flight schedule at its Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
On the international network, UA is making available, to travelers more options to visit Europe from New York/Newark (EWR) by adding an additional weekly flight to Dubrovnik (DBV) from July 1 and adding space by using a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, which includes United Premium Plus seats, on services to Athens (ATH) effective in July 2021.
UA is also adding a second flight from IAD to Frankfurt (FRA), offering an evening departure with one-stop connections to over 50 European cities. UA is furthermore planning the resume service to Spain and Portugal with flights fromn EWR to Barcelona (BCN), Madrid (MAD), and Lisbon (LIS). This destinations are subject to travel opening for vaccinated travelers."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……Patrick Quayle, UA Vice President of International Network and Alliances. Click To Tweet
On international travel, UA is providing passengers with all the necessary information on health and entry requirements. UA gives the possibility to customers to search, book and upload COVID-19 tests and vaccination records through its own digital platforms. The carrier is also one of the first US airlines to set up an easy way for international travelers to bring a CDC-approved test with them, self-administer while abroad when returning home.
“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” commented Patrick Quayle, UA Vice President of International Network and Alliances.
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