United to restart more routes in September

By Bev Fearis, published 05/08/20

United Airlines plans to resume service on nearly 30 international routes in September, including flights to Asia, India, Australia, Israel and Latin America

It means the airline will fly 37% of its overall schedule in September, compared to the same period last year, and 4% higher capacity compared to this month.

In Europe, it will resume service between Chicago and Amsterdam, between Houston and Amsterdam and Frankfurt and between San Francisco and Munich.

It will also increase daily flights between San Francisco and London and between Chicago and Frankfurt.

A brand-new service will launch between Chicago and Tel Aviv, while United plans to re-start three-times-weekly service between Los Angeles and Sydney and passenger services between Chicago and Hong Kong, all subject to government approval.

Domestically, United intends to fly 40% of its schedule with additional flights on 48 routes including Austin, Colorado Springs and Santa Barbara.

“We continue to be realistic in our approach to building back our international and domestic schedules by closely monitoring customer demand and flying where people want to go,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s Vice President of International Network and Alliances.

The airline is also extending its waiver of change fees and award redeposit fees for bookings until August 31.