April 26. In response to full flights and increased demand for reactivation of various routes, United Airlines said in June it will fly its most robust flight schedule since pre-Covid 19. The airline is adding more than 480 daily flights to its U.S. and will 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 plans to fly 67 percent of its domestic schedule and 60 percent of its overall network schedule compared with its 2019 June schedule.
“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,” said Ankit Gupta, vice president of domestic planning and scheduling for United. “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’s 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.
Source: Insider Travel Report