This means that the capacity across the network is still less than half (44 percent) compared to last year. Compared to October 2020, United increased capacity by four percentage points.
With the additional flights and routes, United is primarily targeting tourism and visiting friends and relatives (VFR) as the business aviation market is still largely flat due to the corona crisis.
United’s international routes resumed in November include Denver-Frankfurt (three times a week) and Houston-Frankfurt (five times a week). The German airport is the main center of the Star Alliance partner Lufthansa.
The resumption of flights between San Francisco and Taipei and from Houston to Santiago de Chile and Rio de Janeiro is also planned. United will also fly to seven Caribbean destinations, including Curaçao.
This weekend United will begin selling tickets for the previously announced new ultra-long scheduled flights Chicago-New Delhi, Newark-Johannesburg and San Francisco-Bangalore. These three routes start between December 2020 and March 2021.