On May 17, 2021, United Airlines announced it would add more than 400 flights to its July 2021 schedule. The move comes, as the US airline sees growing demand in domestic as well as international air travel.
In a statement, United Airlines reported that it would operate 80% of its US schedule compared to July 2019. As summer season approaches, the carrier’s ticket sales for summer travel went up 214% compared to 2020 levels.
United is adding new routes and increasing its domestic network by 17% compared to its June 2021 schedule. In the United States, the air carrier will add new routes to Bozeman, Montana; Orange County, California; Raleigh, North Carolina and Yellowstone/Cody, Wyoming. As for international routes, United Airlines plans to increase weekly operations from New York to Croatia and Greece.
“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.”