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 to continue adding 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 it is a 4% increase in capacity compared to what was planned for August 2020. United is also extending its exemption from exchange fees and redeposit of prizes. rates for reservations until August 31.
“We remain realistic in our approach to rebuilding our national and international schedules by closely monitoring customer demand and flying where people want to go,” said Patrick Quayle, United Vice President, International Network and Alliances.
“In September, we will add even more options for those traveling for pleasure or for those who want to visit friends and family, whether within the United States or around the world.”
Internationally, United intends to fly 30% of its schedule compared to September 2019, an increase of 5 points compared to August.
Across Latin America and the Caribbean, United is expanding in each region by adding 20 new routes for September. United schedule highlights include:
Start of new service between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Chicago and Washington-Dulles.
Resumption of service from Houston to Aguascalientes, Tampico and Veracruz in Mexico.
Start of new service between New York / Newark and St. Thomas.
Resumption of service between Costa Rica and Houston and New York / Newark.
Adding more ways to get to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, including resuming service from Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles.
Resumption of service between Denver and Cabo San Lucas.
Increase the number of flights between Houston and Quito, Ecuador.
Committed to ensuring a safe trip
United is committed to putting health and safety at the forefront of every customer’s journey, with the goal of offering an industry-leading cleaning standard through its United CleanPlus program. United has partnered with Clorox and Cleveland Clinic to redefine sanitation and cleaning procedures from check-in to landing and has implemented more than a dozen new policies, protocols, and innovations designed with customer and employee safety in mind. , including:
Require all travelers, including crew members, to cover their faces and possibly revoke travel privileges for customers who do not meet these requirements, as highlighted in a recent video by United CEO Scott Kirby.
Using state-of-the-art high-efficiency (HEPA) filters on most United mainline aircraft to circulate air and remove up to 99.97% of airborne particles.
Use electrostatic spray on all mainline aircraft prior to departure to improve cabin hygiene
Adding a step to the registration process, based on a recommendation from the Cleveland Clinic, that requires customers to acknowledge that they have no COVID-19 symptoms and agree to follow our policies, including wearing a mask on board.
Offer customers a contactless baggage check-in experience at more than 200 airports in the United States; United is the first and only US airline to offer this technology.