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United Boosts October Schedule

Carrier is adding or resuming nearly 50 domestic services, bringing back 14 international routes

September 6, 2020

United Airlines has announced its schedule for October. The carrier says the schedule adds or resumes nearly 50 domestic services and relaunches 14 international routes, representing 40 percent of the airline’s full schedule in October this year, compared to the month of October last year.

The airlines projects that in September, it expects to fly 34 percent of its full schedule.

United plans to fly 46 percent of its full domestic schedule in October 2020 compared to October of last year, an 8 percent increase over September 2020. The airline says it plans to resume eight routes to Hawaii, “pending approval” of the state’s pre-arrival COVID testing program.

Internationally, United expects to fly 33 percent of its schedule compared to October of 2019, adding flights to cities in Mexico, Central America and South America.

The airline’s announced October schedule includes:


Resuming or starting new service on nearly 50 routes, including 37 routes from United’s Chicago, Denver and Houston hubs.

Resuming additional service to Florida including Washington-Dulles to Sarasota and Miami, and Denver to Fort Myers.

Resuming service between Los Angeles and Eugene, Medford and Redmond/Bend in Oregon.


Resuming service to 14 international destinations including Bogota, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru and Panama City, Panama.

Increasing to twice daily service between New York/Newark and Tel Aviv and resuming three-times weekly service between Washington, D.C. and Tel Aviv on October 25.

Resuming or increasing service to Cancun, Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, New York/Newark and Washington, DC.

“We continue to be data-driven and realistic in our approach to rebuilding our network,” said Ankit Gupta, United’s vice president of Domestic Network Planning. “Because October is typically a slower month for leisure travel, we’re adjusting our schedules to reflect these seasonal changes in customer demand while resuming service or adding capacity on routes where we’re seeing increased customer demand for travel.”