United Airlines announced it has plans for several new international routes starting next year. The airline plans to add new service to South Africa, India and Hawaii as they’re shifting towards leisure travel for the imminent future.
These new international routes are all subject to government approval and should start selling tickets within the coming weeks.
Highlights of new routes include:
- Chicago to New Delhi starting in December 2020
- San Francisco to Bangalore starting Spring 2021
- Newark to Maui starting Summer 2021
- Chicago to Kona starting Summer 2021
- Newark to Johannesburg starting Spring 2021
- Washington Dulles to Accra starting Spring 2021
- Washington Dulles to Lagos starting Spring 2021
Per United Airlines,
United Airlines today announced plans to expand its global route network with new nonstop service to Africa, India and Hawaii. With these new routes, United will offer more nonstop service to India and South Africa than any other U.S. carrier and remains the largest carrier between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii.
Starting this December, United will fly daily between Chicago and New Delhi and, starting in spring 2021, United will become the only airline to operate between San Francisco and Bangalore, India and between Newark/New York and Johannesburg. United will also introduce new service between Washington, D.C., and Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria in late spring of 2021.
In the summer of 2021, United will fly nonstops four times weekly between Chicago and Kona and between Newark/New York and Maui. And starting this week, United, the airline offering more nonstop service to Israel than any other U.S. carrier, begins new nonstop service between Chicago and Tel Aviv, the only carrier to offer this service.
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