United Airlines plans over 3,500 domestic flights to tap holiday demand

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October 7 (Businesshala) – United Airlines (UAL.O) said on Thursday it plans to operate more than 3,500 domestic flights in December, its biggest domestic schedule since the start of the pandemic -Up is seeking to capitalize on the demand of the holiday season. Travelers who didn’t see friends and family last year.

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The US carrier said holiday travel flight searches on its website increased 16% compared to 2019.

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United said it would offer new flights from the US Midwest to popular tourist destinations, including Las Vegas, as well as flights from its hub airports to ski destinations such as Aspen.

After the Biden administration reopened the country to air travelers around the world starting in November, US airlines are expected to benefit from both domestic and international travel demand during the holiday season.

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Brokerage Cowen said in a note earlier this week that it expects the fourth-quarter outlook for US airlines to reflect a strong peak above 2019 levels, as people plan holiday travel. start making.

Reporting by Kannaki Deka in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi

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