United Airlines expands route network

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

Subject to government approval, the carrier will add a seasonal route between San Francisco and Munich for the first time. the 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.

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 — in addition to the carrier´s flights between San Francisco and Hong Kong — that will utilize the brand new Boeing 777-300ER.

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. These flights are now available for purchase with domestic service beginning as early as June 8. Flights returning to United´s international seasonal summer schedule such as Xi´an, China and Rome are also available.

United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. The airline operates 737 mainline aircraft and its United Express partners operate 483 regional aircraft, and is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines.