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With international travel resuming, United Airlines is experiencing a significant surge in demand as the summer season approaches. According to the airline’s report, there has been a 15% increase in international bookings compared to last year. To meet this demand, United Airlines is boosting its international flying by 25%.
Currently, United Airlines is set to operate flights to 114 international destinations in summer 2023 season, which reinforces the airline’s position as the biggest carrier connecting the Atlantic and Pacific regions.
New flight routes by United Airlines
Coming up in 2023
United Airlines’ extensive efforts to expand its international operations include the introduction of six new routes, with some being a resumption of services to cities previously served by the airline.
One of the new routes has already commenced, and here is the complete list of the six routes that United Airlines will operate this summer and beyond:
|Flight route||Frequency||Launch Date|
|Newark – Dubai||Daily||March 25|
|San Francisco – Rome||Daily||May 25|
|Washington-Dulles – Berlin||Daily||May 25|
|Chicago – Barcelona||Daily||May 25|
|Chicago – Shannon||Daily||May 25|
|Newark – Stockholm||Daily||May 27|
Apart from the new routes, United Airlines has also introduced a second daily service between Los Angeles and London, operated by the Boeing 787-9 aircraft. This addition brings the total number of daily flights to London for United Airlines to 23 for the summer season.
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Additionally, from June 2nd, the airline will launch a second daily service between Washington Dulles and Paris, utilizing the 777-200ER aircraft.
Seasonal flight routes
Despite the pandemic’s peak, United Airlines remained steadfast in maintaining its international operations. In June 2022, the airline launched a notable new route between Washington Dulles and Amman, Jordan, which marked its first-ever service to the Kingdom.
This summer, United Airlines will resume numerous seasonal services, including the following:
Chicago – Zurich, Switzerland
Chicago – Milan, Italy
Boston – London Heathrow, UK
Newark – Nice, France
Newark – Ponta Delgada/Azores, Portugal
Newark – Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Newark – Tenerife, Spain
Denver – Munich, Germany
Extensive summer flights
As part of its extensive summer plans, United Airlines intends to increase the frequency of flights on its seasonal routes from Newark to Edinburgh and Naples.
From May 25 to October 25th, the airline will operate a second daily service between Newark and Edinburgh, Scotland. Additionally, a second daily frequency will be added to the Newark to Naples, Italy route from June 23 to September 7th.
Expansion in the Asia-Pacific Region
The Asia-Pacific region was severely impacted by the pandemic, and American carriers resumed flights to this region only recently. This summer, United Airlines plans to increase its Asia-Pacific network frequencies by 15% compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019.
While the airline has no new routes to the Asia-Pacific region launching in the summer, it has resumed or added several routes that will continue to operate beyond the season. These include Denver to Tokyo Narita, San Francisco to Hong Kong, Washington Dulles to Tokyo Haneda, and Los Angeles to Tokyo Haneda.
Alongside the routes mentioned earlier, United Airlines will also provide twice-daily service between San Francisco and Seoul. Additionally, the airline plans to offer an expanded schedule to Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane in Australia this summer.
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