Nicknuzzii wrote:Ishrion wrote:In August, United plans to resume more long-haul routes:
- Chicago to Brussels and Frankfurt
- Houston to Lima
- Newark to Brussels, Munich, São Paulo, and Zurich
- San Francisco to London and Papeete
https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-ai ... -schedule/
It’s also interesting they will bring EWR to more than 230 flights. This seems like a reaction to all the LCC expansion there.
Why is it interesting last time I checked EWR was still a UA hub no different than IAD, IAH, ORD, DEN, SFO, and LAX. Which by the way UA plans on increasing flights out of these hubs as well in August. When the July schedule goes into effect UA is doubling the number of flights out of ORD, DEN, and IAH. Is it really that unbelievable to see UA apply that same plan to EWR in August?
Keep in mind until the final schedule update comes out UA has its full pre-COVID schedule open for sale and finalizes the schedule based on the level of demand they are seeing.
The tai-state region is one of the most populated regions in the US, and this region has just started its road to recovery especially when compared to Texas, Georgia, Florida, and Arizona which opened up weeks ago (now having to press the pause button). If the trip-state region is able to control the virus and keep their numbers headed in the right direction there could be a sizable uptick in domestic travel from the region. However, if the virus comes roaring back then UA will have to pull back the schedule, but this increase is about UA rebuilding its hub and responding to projected demand.
Quick side note: UA plans to resume service to Hawaii from DEN, IAH, and ORD, UA also plans on resuming LIH and ITO flights from either SFO or LAX. I'm not sure Hawaii will be able to handle the influx of tourist while keeping the virus under control. It will be interesting to see what action the governor takes in the coming weeks or if Hawaiian officials will just throw their hands up.