United Airlines moves to June schedules for Newark Hub

Forbes has reported United Airlines has introduced its summer schedules with 46 daily departures from Newark Liberty, up from 25 in May and down from 405 daily departures in 2019, the news source said.

Airlines are preparing to introduce their summer schedules in the coming week, with vast differences in the rate at which international and domestic hubs are recovering to normal levels.

Newark´s June trans-Atlantic destinations are Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Paris (three times weekly) and Tel Aviv. This June´s total daily EWR departures is just 11% of last June´s total.

American, Delta and United are set to begin operating summer schedules on Thursday June 4 and Friday June 5, with slight to moderate increases from May schedules and with an emphasis on domestic flights over international flights.

The schedules are vastly reduced from 2019 summer schedules, with United operating 15% of its 2019 schedule while Delta operates about 25% and American operates about 35%.

United is the most international of the big three US airlines. In the fourth quarter of 2019, United derived 36% of its passenger revenue from international operations, including 16% from trans-Atlantic. Meanwhile, Delta derived 26% of passenger revenue from international, while American was at 25%.

United operates about 1,050 flights a day this month and will see about 20 more daily departures in June. United has announced its July schedule.

In July, United said, it will add flights from Newark to Dublin, Tokyo, seven cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (including Santiago) and — pending regulatory approval — Newark-Beijing and Newark-Delhi. It plans to restart Dulles to Brussels, London, Munich and Zurich, as well as enhanced service from Houston to a dozen cities in Latin America and from various hubs to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Seoul.