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posted: 5/17/2021 3:24 PM

United Airlines to add 400 daily flights in July

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Daily Herald wire services

CHICAGO -- United Airlines Monday said it is adding more than 400 daily flights to its July schedule and increasing service to reopened European destinations.

This is United's largest monthly schedule since before the pandemic -- United plans to fly 80% of its U.S. schedule compared to July of 2019 -- and bookings for summer travel are up 214% compared to 2020 levels.

In the U.S., United will add new routes to Bozeman, Montana; Orange County, California; Raleigh, North Carolina, and Yellowstone/Cody, Wyoming.

"This July we're taking a big step toward flying at pre-pandemic levels for our domestic network," said Ankit Gupta, vice president of domestic network planning and scheduling at United. "By adjusting our bank structures at two key hub airports, we're able to offer our customers easy connections to destinations across the U.S. so they can start their vacations at times convenient for them."

United is resuming and adding new routes and increasing its domestic network by 17% compared to its June schedule. In Chicago, the airline will add two new banks for a total of nine flight banks and more than 480 daily departures across the globe.

"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."