United to resume premium flights from Newark to L.A., S.F., as well as numerous other routes

By ROI-NJ Staff
Newark | Jun 5, 2020 at 4:08 am

United Airlines announced Thursday it is resuming hundreds of previously suspended nonstop flights in July, including premium trips from Newark Liberty International Airport to San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as service to Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego and Seattle.

The airline also is resuming international trips out of Newark to Dublin, New Delhi and Tokyo,0 as well as Caribbean destinations such as Aguadilla, Aruba, Montego Bay, Nassau, Punta Cana, Santiago and Santo Domingo.

The increased routes will be available starting July 6. The airline will begin taking reservations Saturday.

The trips are part of a bigger announcement by the airline, which said it is reinstating flights at over 150 of its U.S and Canadian destinations, including the resumption of approximately 140 previously suspended nonstop routes.

The airline said it expects its overall capacity will continue to be significantly lower year-over-year due to the effects of COVID-19, projecting that its year-to-year numbers from June will be down 87%, but July will be down 70%.

Highlights of United’s July schedule include:

  • Increased flight schedules to key business destinations such as Boston, Seattle and Philadelphia, supporting the return of critical commercial and governmental travel;
  • More options to leisure destinations where attractions and lodging are reopening in Florida, Las Vegas and other getaways, such as Charleston, South Carolina, and Portland, Maine;
  • Added flights to national park and outdoor leisure markets such as Aspen, Colorado, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming;
  • Resumption of U.S.-Canada transborder services to key destinations including Toronto; Montreal; Calgary, Alberta; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

To accommodate the resumption of services throughout the domestic network, United will be increasing the number of nonstop and connecting flight options at all seven of its U.S. hub airports, including Denver, Chicago and Houston.

In Newark, the airline expects to have 60 flights to 42 destinations in June — and 115 flights to 61 destinations.

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