United Airlines will be launching new routes both domestically and international this year for a total of 47 new daily round trips to its domestic schedule. Internationally, United will be adding seasonal service between San Francisco and Munich as well as upgauging their one of its Newark–Tel Aviv flights with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
United’s seasonal flight between San Francisco International Airport and Munich Airport begins on May 24 with service from MUC to SFO returning the next day. The route will be operated with one of the most advanced passenger airplanes, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which delivers unprecedented operating efficiency, comfort and lower emissions.
Beginning May 5, United will operate one of its Newark–Tel Aviv flights with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, featuring the all new United Polaris seats. This will be the second route – in addition to the carrier’s flights between San Francisco and Hong Kong – that will utilize the brand new Boeing 777-300ER.
United is growing its domestic network by improving connectivity through its hubs, offering better products and scheduling optimal flight times. The new routes bring non-stop service to more cities giving customers more convenient travel options to some of the country’s largest cities, and beyond. The carrier is adding service to thirteen cities, including four all-new destinations: Champaign/Urbana, IL; Columbia, MO; Rochester, MN and United’s shortest flight to Santa Rosa, CA.
United is also introducing daily summer service in six markets. Flights to Salt Lake City, Fort Lauderdale, Tucson and New Orleans not previously offered in the summer, will now move to year round service.
In total, United is adding 47 new daily round trips to its domestic schedule. The flights will be on a variety of mainline and regional jets that will add nearly 8,700 additional seats per day and approximately 90,000 new flight miles. These flights are now available for purchase with domestic service beginning as early as June 8.
United is really trying to increase their service in key markets where they compete especially against Delta and American. You can take a look at some of their destinations such as Rochester, MN and Columbia, MO and this is pretty clear.
It will be interesting to see how these new cities do for United and if there able to sustain their service there.
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