United plans to resume several international routes in September

3 Aug 2020 by Seher Asaf
United Airlines

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

The airline intends to fly 37 per cent of its overall schedule in September as compared to the same period last year. This is a 4 per cent increase in capacity compared to its plans for August this year.

“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.

“In September, we’re adding even more options for leisure travellers or those who want to visit friends and relatives, whether that’s within the United States or around the world,” he added.

International routes

Internationally, United says it plans to fly 30 per cent of its schedule in September compared to the same period in 2019.


United posted the following highlights of its schedule:

  • Launching brand-new service between Chicago and Tel Aviv (subject to government approval)
  • Resuming service between Chicago and Amsterdam
  • Resuming service between Houston and Amsterdam and Frankfurt
  • Resuming service between San Francisco and Munich
  • Increasing to daily service between Chicago and Frankfurt, and between San Francisco and London.
  • Continuing service between the United States and Delhi and Mumbai (subject to government approval)


Across the Pacific in September, the US carrier plans to re-start three-times-weekly service between Los Angeles and Sydney and a passenger service between Chicago and Hong Kong (subject to government approval).

Latin America/Caribbean

Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, United says it is adding 20 new routes for September.

United posted the following highlights of its schedule:

  • Starting new service between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Chicago and Washington-Dulles.
  • Resuming service from Houston to Aguascalientes, Tampico and Veracruz in Mexico.
  • Starting new service between New York/Newark and St. Thomas.
  • Resuming 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.
  • Resuming service between Denver and Cabo San Lucas.
  • Increasing the number of flights between Houston and Quito, Ecuador.

US domestic routes

Domestically, United says it intends to fly 40 per cent of its schedule.

The airline plans to add over 40 daily flights on 48 routes to locations including Austin, Texas; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Santa Barbara, California. Additionally, United plans to resume service between the US mainland and Hilo and Kauai and increase flying to Honolulu, Kona and Maui in the Hawaiian Islands.

The carrier provided the following summary on its plans for its domestic schedule:

  • “Increasing opportunities” to connect to about 800 flights from United’s mid-continental hubs in Chicago, Denver and Houston
  • Adding over 40 daily flights on over 48 routes across the US
  • Resuming service between the US mainland and Hilo and Kauai in Hawaii
  • Increasing service between the US mainland and Honolulu, Kona and Maui

United is requiring all travellers – including crew members – to wear face coverings. Passengers travelling with the airline will also be required  to acknowledge they do not have Covid-19 symptoms and agree to wearing a mask on board during the check-in process.


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