United Airlines increases service on over 40 Caribbean and Mexican routes

United Airlines increases service on over 40 Caribbean and Mexican routes 1

United Airlines today announced it plans to resume service on nearly 30 international routes in November, including flights to cities in Asia, Europe, and South America. Additionally, the airline continues to strategically rebuild its domestic and international network by offering customers service to popular leisure destinations in the Caribbean, Hawaii, Central America and Mexico. Even with these additions, United’s November schedule is still less than half of what it was this time last year. The airline plans to fly 44% of its schedule in November compared to 2019, and a 4-point increase compared to October 2020.

“For the month of
November, we have adjusted our capacity to add flying for leisure travel to
warm weather and beach destinations in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean, along
with ‘visiting friends and relatives’ travel across the globe,” said
Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of International Network and Alliances.
“We’re also pleased to announce that beginning this weekend,
 customers can purchase tickets for United’s new nonstop flights between
Chicago and New Delhi, New York/Newark and Johannesburg, and between San
Francisco and Bangalore.”

U.S.
Domestic

Domestically, United intends to
fly 49% of its schedule compared to November 2019. Beginning this November,
United plans to offer up to 16 daily, nonstop flights connecting customers in
Boston, Cleveland and New York/LaGuardia to popular Florida destinations
including Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa. In addition to United’s
new flights to Florida, the airline plans to add up to 14 daily flights on 12
routes to Boise, Idaho; Palm Springs, California; and Bend, Oregon.

  • Starting new
    service between Washington Dulles and Key West, Florida
  • Resuming
    service between San Francisco and Tampa, Florida
  • Resuming
    service between Denver and Miami
  • Increasing
    service between Los Angeles and Maui to daily

International

Internationally, United intends
to fly 38% of its schedule compared to November 2019, which is a 6-point
increase compared to October 2020. The airline intends to resume 29
international routes to cities in Asia, Europe and Latin America, including:

Atlantic

  • Resuming
    service between Denver and Frankfurt, three times weekly
  • Increasing
    service between Houston and Frankfurt to five times weekly

In September, United announced
plans to expand its global route network with new, nonstop service between New
York/Newark and Johannesburg, South Africa; between San Francisco and
Bangalore, India; and between Chicago and New Delhi, India.

Beginning Saturday, October 3,
tickets for the following new, nonstop flights will be available for purchase
on united.com.*

From To Depart Arrive Start Date
Chicago New Delhi 6:25 p.m. 8:10 p.m. +1 Dec.10, 2020
New Delhi Chicago 1:55 a.m. 6:15 a.m. Dec.12, 2020
San Francisco Bangalore 6:55 p.m. 12:50 a.m. +2 May 6, 2021
Bangalore San Francisco 3:55 a.m. 8:30 a.m. May 8, 2021
New York/Newark Johannesburg 8:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. +1 March 27, 2021
Johannesburg New York/Newark 8:00 p.m. 5:45 a.m. +1 March 28, 2021
*Subject
to government approval, schedule subject to change

Pacific

Across the Pacific, United is
converting its current cargo-only flights with nonstop passenger service to
Taipei, Taiwan and Seoul, South Korea.

  • Resuming
    nonstop service three times weekly between San Francisco and Taipei.
  • Increasing
    service between San Francisco and Seoul to five times weekly.

Latin
America/Caribbean

Throughout Latin America and
the Caribbean, United is adding 26 new routes for November, including: 

  • Restarting
    service between Houston and Santiago, Chile, three times weekly.
  • Restarting
    service between Houston and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, three times weekly.
  • Resuming
    service to seven Caribbean and Central American destinations, including
    Antigua, Curacao, Grand Cayman, Managua, Nassau, St. Lucia and Roatan.
  • Expanding
    service on over 20 routes to popular beach destinations throughout Mexico,
    including new sew service to Acapulco and Zihuatanejo and expanded service
    to Cancun, Cozumel, Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta.

Since the start of the
pandemic, United has been a leader in enacting new policies and innovations
designed to keep employees and passengers safer when traveling. It was the
first U.S. airline to mandate masks for flight attendants, quickly following
with customers and employees. United was also among the first U.S. carriers to
announce it will not permit customers who refuse to comply with the airline’s
mandatory mask policy to fly with them while the face mask policy is in place.
United was also the first U.S. airline to roll out touchless check-in for
customers with bags, and the first to require passengers take an online health
assessment before traveling. The airline also recently announced it plans to
apply Zoono Microbe Shield, an EPA-registered antimicrobial coating that forms
a long-lasting bond with surfaces and inhibits the growth of microbes, to its
entire mainline and express fleet before the end of the year.

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