United Airlines anticipates a surge in passenger demand during the summer by adding to its flight schedule.
The airline will even add up to more than 480 daily flights to serve more than 3,100 flights to more than 240 destinations in the US a day at the peak of the summer of June.
The additions to new flights include Hawaii, Alaska, Montana, Kona, Maui, Anchorage, and so on, cities that are likely to be favorites for travelers in the height of summer.
“Historically June has been the start of a peak summer trip that increases flight schedules to more than 3,500 times a day,” said Ankit Gupta, Vice President of Domestic Planning and Scheduling at United Airlines.
The addition of new flight frequencies and routes is part of United Airlines’ ongoing strategy to capture pent-up customer demand during the pandemic.
Last month, when it announced 26 direct summer flights from Midwest cities to seven coastal destinations in the Southeast and New England, United Airlines received nearly 5,000 bookings in just the first 48 hours.