Should we expect a big ramp up of the EWR schedule in October if current recovery trends continue and the construction is finished on time?
I know you posted this question a few days ago and now I have an answer.
First the bad news: According to an internal memo United will restricted our daily departures out of EWR to 230 daily departures during the month of June, and that number will pretty much remain steady through out EWR's runway construction project. Again UA is trying to avoid operational melt downs.
Now the good news: Again according to the same internal memo starting this October UA is now planning on operating between 375 - 400 daily departures out of EWR this is based on information UA is receiving from our business partners in and around the tri-state area. They are telling UA to expect some business travel to resume starting this fall.
I know you've been asking about EWR for the longest, all I can say is hang in there for a few more months and you will for sure see UA flip the light switch on at EWR this October. That is the plan right now here in May, barring any more COVID surprises.
Average Daily Departures by hub for the month of June
The total July daily average departures was not included however there was a partial July update.
Quick side note if the July schedule holds it means DEN will only be 3 fights shy of hitting 100% of their pre-COVID (July 2019) daily departures and United is showing no signs of slowing down at DEN. Both ORD and IAH still have a ways to go before they get close to their pre-COVID daily departure numbers.