United Airlines plans to resume service to Mexico and the Caribbean


United Airlines announced today that it plans to resume service on nearly 30 international routes in September, including flights to Asia, India, Australia, Israel and Latin America, and continue to add ways to visit popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean, Hawaii and Mexico. The airline intends to fly 37% of its general schedule in September compared to the same period last year and is a 4% increase in capacity compared to what was planned for August 2020. United is also extending its Exemption from exchange fees and prize deposit fees for reservations until August 31. “We continue to be realistic in our approach to rebuilding our international and national schedules by closely monitoring customer demand and flying where people want to go,” said Patrick Quayle, vice president of networks and international partnerships at United. “In September, we are adding even more options for leisure travelers or those who want to visit friends and family, whether within the United States or around the world.” Nationwide, United intends to fly 40% of its schedule. The airline plans to add more than 40 daily flights on 48 routes to places like Austin, Texas; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Santa Barbara, California. Additionally, United plans to resume service between the continental United States and Hilo and Kauai and increase flights to Honolulu, Kona and Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. Internationally, United intends to fly 30% of its schedule compared to September 2019, which is a 5 point increase compared to August. The airline expects to resume service on 20 routes in Latin America and the Caribbean, including popular vacation destinations such as Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, and San José and Liberia in Costa Rica. United intends to start a new nonstop service between Chicago and Tel Aviv and resume eight routes in the Atlantic and Pacific, including the return of European service from Houston with flights to Amsterdam and Frankfurt. United plans to fly 30% of its schedule in September compared to the same period in 2019. Across the Atlantic, United plans to offer customers more opportunities to reach Europe and beyond from Chicago, Houston, New York / Newark and San Francisco. . Highlights include: Launch of a completely new service between Chicago and Tel Aviv (subject to government approval) Resumption between Chicago and Amsterdam, Resumption between Houston and Amsterdam and Frankfurt, Resumption between San Francisco and Munich, Increasing daily service between Chicago and Frankfurt, and between San Francisco and London. Continuous service between the United States and Delhi and Mumbai (subject to government approval). In the Pacific in September, United plans to restart service three times a week between Los Angeles and Sydney and passenger service between Chicago and Hong Kong (subject to government approval). Latin America / Caribbean Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, United is expanding in each region by adding 20 new routes for September. Highlights of the United calendar include: Start of a new service between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Chicago and Washington-Dulles. Resumption of Houston to Aguascalientes, Tampico and Veracruz in Mexico. Start of a new service between New York / Newark and St. Thomas. Resumption between Costa Rica and Houston and New York / Newark. Adding more ways to get to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, including the resumption of service from Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles. Resumption service between Denver and Cabo San Lucas. Increase the number of flights between Houston and Quito, Ecuador.