United Airlines’ May 2021 schedule includes the addition of 26 new nonstop routes between Midwest cities such as Cleveland, Cincinnati and Milwaukee and popular vacation destinations such as Hilton Head, Pensacola and Portland, Maine.
The airline also plans to resume more than 20 domestic routes and will start a new service between Orange County, Calif, and Honolulu.
Internationally, United Airlines will fly more than 100% of its pre-pandemic schedule to Latin America compared to what it operated in 2019, including more flights to Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America.
Across the Pacific, United will resume flights between Chicago and Tokyo’s Haneda airport and increase service from Los Angeles to Sydney and Tokyo Narita. Across the Atlantic, United will resume service between Newark and Milan and Rome as well as between Chicago and Amsterdam, Munich and Tel Aviv.
In total, United plans to operate 52% of its overall international schedule compared to May 2019, whereas in May 2020 United operated 14% of its overall schedule compared to May 2019.
“In the past few weeks, we have seen the strongest flight bookings since the start of the pandemic,” said Ankit Gupta, vice president of United’s domestic network planning and scheduling…