(NEXSTAR)-United Airlines expects demand for winter travel to soar.
On Friday, the Chicago-based airline announced that it will add nearly 150 new flights to “warm weather destinations” across the country, as well as new flights to destinations in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. This includes up to 12 new flights a day from Chicago to San Diego, Las Vegas and Key West, Florida.
United Airlines further pointed out that due to the expected increase in interest in holiday travel, its new winter schedule provides more flights than the 2019 flight schedule-including domestic and international flights.
“Celebrating holidays with family and loved ones in 2020 is a challenge, and we know our customers are already eager to plan this year’s winter vacation and parties in person to make up for their lost time,” said Vice President Ankit Gupta.United Airlines’ network planning in Media release“With the relaxation of pandemic restrictions, people are becoming more and more confident about planning trips in advance, so we want to ensure that we provide customers with as many options as possible.
United’s winter schedule includes daily additional flights from several major airports to destinations such as Florida, California, Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina and Nevada. New flights from US airports will also fly to Belize City, Belize; Cozumel, Mexico; Liberia, Costa Rica and Nassau, Bahamas.
United Airlines may also have the right idea.According to reports, the number of passengers on airplanes is steadily increasing Throughput data Published by TSA. Since the beginning of June, the daily passenger traffic at TSA checkpoints across the country has exceeded 2 million passengers many times. However, before June, TSA had not recorded more than 2 million passengers a day since March 2020.
Before United Airlines released the latest news, the airline also confirmed an order for 270 jets to replace part of its old fleet and expand its business.
“This move highlights the key role United Airlines plays in advancing the broader U.S. economy,” United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said in a statement in a June press release announcing the order . “We expect the addition of these new aircraft will have a significant economic impact on the communities we serve in terms of job creation, passenger spending and business.”
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