United adding 400 flights to July schedule

i By May 18, 2021 No Comments

United Airlines is adding 400 flights to its July schedule, bringing it to 80 percent of its pre-pandemic U.S. schedule and increasing service to reopened European destinations.

In the U.S., the carrier will add new routes to Bozeman, Montana; Orange County, California; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Yellowstone/Cody, Wyoming. It is also adjusting its flight times at its hubs at Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport to provide more convenient options for customers.

Internationally, it is giving travellers more options to visit Europe from New York/Newark by adding an additional weekly flight to Dubrovnik, Croatia and operating a larger aircraft to Athens, Greece. July will also see the start of its new service between Washington, D.C. and Athens, as well as a second flight from the nation’s capital to Frankfurt. Flights from New York/Newark to Barcelona, Lisbon and Madrid will resume when Spain and Portugal reopen to vaccinated tourists.

“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,” said Patrick Quayle, vice-president of international network and alliances at United. “And with the additional seats we’re adding to Athens, Greece, we continue to make creative adjustments to match our service with customer trends.”

Committed to a safe journey

United is committed to putting health and safety at the forefront of every customer’s journey. Developed in partnership with Clorox and Cleveland Clinic, the United CleanPlus(sm) program has redefined cleaning and health safety procedures from check-in to landing, and implemented more than a dozen new policies, protocols and innovations, all designed to safeguard customers and employees.

United’s mobile app and website provide a comprehensive list of entry requirements for destinations around the world, and it has a system in place that makes it easy for customers to search, book and upload COVID-19 tests and vaccination records through its own digital platforms. Through its collaboration with Abbott, the airline has also set up an easy way for international travellers to bring a CDC-approved test with them, self-administer while abroad, and return home.