United Airlines to Operate 34% of its Schedule in September, 40% in October

By Kurt Stolz on 6 September 2020
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United Airlines said it plans to operate 34% of its schedule compared to the same period in 2019 in September, and 40% in October as the coronavirus pandemic continues to adversely impact travel.

The airline it is planning its new schedules based on customer demand and the anticipation of a slower period of leisure travel, which is typical for the post-summer season.

“We continue to be data-driven and realistic in our approach to rebuilding our network,” said Ankit Gupta, the carrier’s vice president for domestic network planning.

On the domestic front, the airline will fly 38% of its September schedule and 45% in October, which will include the resumption of eight flights to Hawaii.

The airline’s international division will operate one-third of its 2019 schedule, largely due to border and quarantine restrictions in place in many countries.  United will resume 14 international routes in October as well as transborder service to Cancun, Mexico City, and Puerto Vallarta.

The new schedules represent a dramatic increase in capacity for United, which operated a mere 11% of its schedule in May when compared to the same period in the prior year.

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