United Airlines has announced the size of its August schedule is triple compared to June 2020, with nearly 25,000 domestic and international flights, compared to July 2020, the company said.
United said it plans to fly 40% of its overall schedule in August, as compared to August 2019. While travel demand remains a fraction of what it was at the end of 2019, customers are slowly returning to flying with a preference for leisure destinations, trips to reunite with friends and family, and getaways to places that encourage social distancing. According to TSA, more than 600,000 passengers passed through airport security checkpoints on Monday, June 29, the first time since March 19 that those numbers exceeded 25% of pre-COVID levels.
United has overhauled its cleaning and safety procedures under United CleanPlus and is giving customers more flexibility when booking by extending its waiver of change fees and award redeposit fees for reservations through July 31.
United plans to add more than 350 daily flights from its US hubs in August, including doubling the number of flights from New York/Newark compared to July.
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