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United Airlines: Summer travel is heating up

United Airlines is revitalizing its route network with more destinations, more flights and more convenient connections for customers in both domestic and international markets.

United Airlines is revitalizing its route network with more destinations, more flights and more convenient connections for customers in both domestic and international markets.

Subject to government approval, the carrier will add a seasonal route between San Francisco and Munich for the first time ever, and one of the carrier’s daily flights between Newark, New Jersey and Tel Aviv, Israel will be upgauged with the new Boeing 777-300ER. The airline is also growing its domestic network, adding even more connections and additional service to 30 destinations across the U.S.

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“Starting this summer we’re offering more flights, to more destinations at more convenient times than in recent memory,” said Scott Kirby, president of United Airlines. “And with bigger and more modern aircraft for many of our flights, we’ll be getting you to the moments that matter most – relaxed and ready to go.”

New International Service

United’s seasonal flight between San Francisco International Airport and Munich Airport begins on May 24 with service from MUC to SFO returning the next day. The route will be operated with one of the most advanced passenger airplanes, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which delivers unprecedented operating efficiency, comfort and lower emissions.

Flight From To Departure Arrival

194 SFO MUC 2:05 p.m. daily 10:25 a.m. the next day
195 MUC SFO 12:10 p.m. daily 2:55 p.m. the same day

Beginning May 5, United will operate one of its Newark-Tel Aviv flights with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, featuring the all new United Polaris seats. This will be the second route โ€“ in addition to the carrier’s flights between San Francisco and Hong Kong โ€“ that will utilize the brand new Boeing 777-300ER.

Flight From To Departure Arrival

90 EWR TLV 11:45 p.m. daily 4:20 p.m. the next day
91 TLV EWR 11:10 p.m. daily 4:35 a.m. the same day

New Domestic Markets

United is growing its domestic network by improving connectivity through its hubs, offering better products and scheduling optimal flight times. The new routes bring non-stop service to more cities giving customers more convenient travel options to some of the country’s largest cities, and beyond. The carrier is adding service to thirteen cities, including four all-new destinations:

Champaign/Urbana, IL; Columbia, MO; Rochester, MN and United’s shortest flight to Santa Rosa, CA.

From To Frequency Start Date

DEN COU โ€“ Columbia, MO Daily Aug. 1
DEN SBP โ€“ San Luis Obispo, CA Daily June 8
EWR SMF โ€“ Sacramento, CA Daily June 8
IAH SGF โ€“ Springfield, MO 2 times Daily June 8
ORD CHO โ€“ Charlottesville, VA Daily June 8
ORD CMI โ€“ Champaign/Urbana, IL 3 times daily June 8
ORD COU โ€“ Columbia, MO 2 times daily Aug. 1
ORD RNO โ€“ Reno, NV Daily June 8
ORD RST โ€“ Rochester, MN 3 times daily June 8
ORD GEG โ€“ Spokane, WA Daily June 8
SFO CVG โ€“ Cincinnati, OH Daily June 8
SFO DTW- Detroit Daily June 8
SFO GEG โ€“ Spokane, WA 2 times daily June 8
SFO STS โ€“ Santa Rosa, CA 3 times daily June 8
SFO BDL โ€“ Hartford, CT Daily June 8

Expanded Domestic Service

United is also introducing daily summer service in six markets. Flights to Salt Lake City, Fort Lauderdale, Tucson and New Orleans not previously offered in the summer, will now move to year round service.

From To Frequency Start Date

DEN KOA โ€“ Kona, Hawaii Daily June 8
EWR SLC โ€“ Salt Lake City, UT Daily June 8
IAD FLL โ€“ Fort Lauderdale, FL Daily June 8
ORD TUS โ€“ Tucson, AZ Daily June 8
SFO MSY โ€“ New Orleans Daily June 8
SFO FCA โ€“ Kalispell, MT Daily July 1

Added Flight Frequencies

In an effort to increase customer choice in key business and leisure markets, United will add additional daily flights in 15 existing markets.

From To New Frequency

DEN ABQ โ€“ Albuquerque, NM 5 times daily
DEN FLL โ€“ Ft. Lauderdale, FL 2 times daily
DEN MCO- Orlando, FL 4 times daily
DEN TPA โ€“ Tampa, FL 2 times daily
EWR ATL – Atlanta 8 times daily
EWR DTW โ€“ Detroit 7 times daily
EWR PDX โ€“ Portland, OR 2 times daily
IAD JAX โ€“ Jacksonville, FL 3 times daily
IAD PVD โ€“ Providence, RI 4 times daily
IAD PWM โ€“ Portland, ME 4 times daily
IAD ROA โ€“ Roanoke, VA 3 times daily
IAH ATL โ€“ Atlanta 8 times daily
IAH CHS โ€“ Charleston, SC 3 times daily
ORD FLL โ€“ Fort Lauderdale, FL 3 times daily
ORD RSW โ€“ Fort Myers, FL 2 times daily

In total, United is adding 47 new daily round trips to its domestic schedule. The flights will be on a variety of mainline and regional jets that will add nearly 8,700 additional seats per day and approximately 90,000 new flight miles.