This expansion aims to facilitate easier connections for travelers to access some of North America’s most picturesque destinations, including Anchorage and Fairbanks in Alaska, as well as Canadian cities such as Calgary, Vancouver, and Halifax.
United New Flights This Summer
The decision to increase flights is influenced by the heightened demand observed during the pandemic, with travelers expressing a strong interest in exploring outdoor and scenic locations, including national parks and mountain towns.
United anticipates this trend to persist throughout the current year and, in response, is implementing its most extensive flight schedule to Alaska in the past decade. Additionally, the airline is substantially enhancing its flight operations between the United States and Canada.
Notably, United will operate nearly 70 daily flights to popular national park destinations like Bozeman, MT, Jackson Hole, WY, and Kalispell, MT, during the upcoming summer season.
150 Flights Connecting the United States and Canada
United Airlines maintains its status as the largest U.S. carrier to Canada this summer, offering over 150 daily flights connecting the two countries. These flights serve nine destinations in Canada, accessible from all seven of United’s U.S. hub airports.
Following the expansion of the partnership between United and Air Canada (AC) in 2022, United has experienced a remarkable growth of over 70% in the Canadian market. A shared objective drives this growth to enhance accessibility between the United States and Canada.
United customers now have the convenience of connecting to an additional 25 Canadian cities through Air Canada, all while enjoying the benefits offered by the carriers’ MileagePlus® and Aeroplan loyalty programs.
Patrick Quayle, United’s Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Alliances, commented on the initiative, stating,
“We know people want to get outdoors this summer, and United is making it easier than ever to get to fun destinations across North America. From adding non-stop service to places previously only reachable through multiple connections to leveraging our relationships with airline partners like Air Canada, we’re giving customers lots of options to unlock new experiences.”Patrick Quayle, United’s Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Alliances
Whether individuals are seeking hiking adventures, stargazing opportunities, or simply embracing the great outdoors, January is the opportune time to start planning their summer escapades.
This upcoming summer, United Airlines will solidify its position as the primary U.S. carrier to Canada, offering the highest number of flights to the most diverse array of destinations.
United is set to connect with nine Canadian cities through a daily average of over 150 flights between the U.S. and Canada. Noteworthy plans include:
- The reintroduction of flights between Halifax and Newark/New York, Vancouver and Washington, D.C., Winnipeg and Denver, along with new services from Chicago to Winnipeg and Quebec City, all commencing in May.
- Deployment of larger aircraft to serve Edmonton and Montreal from its hubs in Denver and New York/Newark, respectively.
- Increased flight frequency to popular destinations such as Toronto, Calgary, and Ottawa.
Flights to Alaska
This summer, United Airlines is set to provide an average of 10 daily flights to Alaska, marking the highest number in over a decade. A notable addition to its offerings is the introduction of the sole nonstop flight from Washington, D.C. to Anchorage.
United will operate nonstop daily flights to Anchorage from Washington/Dulles and to Fairbanks from Denver. Both routes are scheduled to commence seasonal service on May 23.
Summer Schedule by Hub
United is set to unveil a variety of new offerings from all seven of its U.S. hubs for the upcoming summer, incorporating over 100 additional flights. Denver and Houston are each slated to receive more than 40 new North American flights, while Washington, D.C. and Chicago will see an increase of over 20 new flights.
As the primary airline in Denver, United plans to provide over 500 daily departures during the summer, featuring over 100 routes operated by mainline aircraft—the highest in over two decades. With the introduction of more than 40 new summer flights this year, Denver will maintain its status as a key gateway to National Parks and new Canadian destinations.
Mountain town locations, including Vail, Sun Valley, and Kalispell/Glacier, will each experience the addition of a daily nonstop flight from Denver this summer. Additionally, United will enhance its service to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport with five daily nonstop flights starting in mid-May.
Resuming on May 23, nonstop, year-round service from Winnipeg will be reinstated for the first time since 2020. Furthermore, the airline plans to deploy larger aircraft more frequently on routes between Edmonton and Denver.
United will uphold its position as the leading airline to ski destinations, offering an average of nearly 40 daily flights to 11 of the most popular winter sports destinations.
Nonstop service between Houston and Ontario, California, is set to resume in May 2024, marking the first time since 2022. United has plans to operate 100 routes with dual cabin aircraft from Houston during the upcoming summer.
Houston will witness an addition of more than 40 new flights to some of the most sought-after U.S. destinations this summer, encompassing locations such as Tampa, Boston, Charleston, and Miami.
Residents of the Windy City will have access to over 500 daily nonstop flights, featuring 20 new flights and the reinstatement of service to two Canadian cities.
In May, United will revive nonstop service to Winnipeg and Quebec City, two popular Canadian destinations, at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The airline will also augment its service from the hub to Toronto and Montreal.
For those interested in exploring National Parks or visiting mountain towns, United is introducing additional daily flights to destinations like Yellowstone National Park (BZN) and Aspen, CO. Moreover, the airline will expand its service to cities such as San Jose, CA, New York, NY, and Panama City, FL.
As United takes delivery of more Airbus A321neo aircraft, more travelers departing from Chicago will experience these new planes during the summer. Service on the Airbus A321neo will extend to include nonstop routes to San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon. Currently, United is operating the A321neo between Chicago and Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, and Fort Myers.
United patrons in Washington/Dulles will have the opportunity for nonstop flights to Alaska, a first-time offering, with new daily service to Anchorage utilizing a Boeing 737 MAX 8. This addition is part of the introduction of more than 20 new daily flights to Dulles International Airport for the upcoming summer.
Starting May 2, United will recommence daily nonstop seasonal service to Vancouver using a Boeing 737 MAX 8, a service previously available only on weekends during the summer of 2019.
Additional flights are slated for cities across the U.S., including Phoenix, AZ, Kansas City, MO, San Antonio, TX, and New Orleans, LA.
United is incorporating ten new summer flights from Los Angeles International Airport.
The airline is expanding its flight offerings to Hawaiian destinations such as Honolulu and Kauai, along with flights to Baltimore, MD, and Boise, ID.
For city dwellers seeking outdoor adventures this summer, Newark Liberty International Airport has new options available.
United will resume seasonal nonstop service to Halifax on May 23 and commence the use of mainline aircraft for flights to Montreal starting in August.
To facilitate New Yorkers visiting Yellowstone National Park, United is increasing its daily flights to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport from one to twice daily during the peak summer season.
Residents of San Francisco can anticipate additional daily flights to Calgary and Honolulu for the summer season.
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