United Airlines has announced that its winter schedule will add nearly 150 flights to destinations across the US. In addition, the carrier is increasing service to Latin America as well.
The winter schedule includes flights connecting the following destinations:
- Up to 25 additional daily flights from New York/Newark to cities including Fort Myers, Jacksonville and Savannah
- Up to 14 additional daily flights from Denver to cities including Charleston, Fort Lauderdale and Savannah
- Up to 12 additional daily flights from Chicago to cities including Key West, Las Vegas and San Diego
- Up to 11 additional daily flights from Washington D.C. to cities including Charleston, New Orleans and Phoenix
- Up to seven additional daily flights from Houston to Florida including Miami, Orlando and Palm Beach
- Up to four additional daily flights from Los Angeles to Orlando, Tampa and Fort Myers
- Up to four additional daily flights from Cleveland to Orlando, Tampa and Fort Myers
- Up to three additional daily flights from San Francisco to Orlando and Fort Myers
The winter schedule announcement comes as the airline continues to expand its offerings this summer to meet growing air travel demand. In June the carrier added more than 480 daily flights to its US schedule to offer an average of over 3,100 total daily domestic flights to more than 240 US destinations.
Overall, United is operating 67 percent of its domestic schedule and 60 percent of its overall network schedule compared to its 2019 June schedule.
In addition to the domestic schedule this winter, United is increasing service to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America by 30 percent compared with 2019. The schedule includes 12 new routes from Denver, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, DC to destinations such as Belize City, Belize, Cozumel, Mexico, Liberia, Costa Rica and Nassau, Bahamas.
The airline says it will operate most of these additional flights aboard mainline aircraft featuring United First, Economy Plus and standard Economy seat options and complimentary snacks and onboard WiFi.
Ankit Gupta, vice president of network planning, said that as pandemic restrictions ease, people are becoming more confident in planning travel farther in advance, “so we want to make sure to offer our customers as much choice as possible.”