United Airlines to resume service on more than 25 international routes in September
The United States carrier based in Chicago, United Airlines said it plans to fly 37 percent of its overall schedule in September as compared to the same period last year. The airline said it’s being cautious.
“We continue to be realistic in our approach to building back our international and domestic schedules by closely monitoring customer demand and flying where people want to go,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of International Network and Alliances, in a statement.
Within America, the airline said it will be flying 40 percent of its schedule compared to a year earlier, and it will add more than 40 daily flights on 48 routes to locations including Austin, Texas; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Santa Barbara, California. Additionally, United said it plans to resume service between the U.S. mainland and Hilo and Kauai and increase flying to Honolulu, Kona and Maui in the Hawaiian Islands.
Internationally, United said it will be flying 30 percent of its schedule compared to September 2019, which is a 5-point increase compared to August.
Pending government approval, it plans to add a new nonstop flight between Chicago and Tel Aviv, Israel. Also in Chicago, United said it will resume service between O’Hare Airport and Amsterdam and increase daily service between Chicago and Frankfurt, Germany, as well as adding service between Chicago and Hong Kong.
United is starting new service between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Chicago, and it’s resuming service from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to Chicago.
Last week, parent United Airlines Holdings Inc. reported that the second quarter was the “most difficult financial quarter in its 94-year history, “reporting a quarterly loss of $1.6 billion and a year-over-year revenue drop of more than 87 percent. In the quarter, United saw a 93.4 percent drop in passengers, falling to 2.8 million passengers carried in April, May and June 2020 compared with 42.6 million the same period a year earlier.
– Culled from Chicago Business Journal
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