United bolsters domestic network as adds 22 new routes for 2019

posted on 16th October 2018 by Justin Burns
United bolsters domestic network as adds 22 new routes for 2019

United Airlines has strengthened its domestic route network by adding 22 destinations from six of its US hubs.

The airline also announced it will begin non-stop services to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, from Chicago, New York/Newark and Washington, D.C. With the new service, United will offer more non-stop services from more cities to Hilton Head Island than any other airline.

United’s vice president of domestic network planning, Ankit Gupta said: “With more than 40 new domestic routes added this year, we remain committed to expanding our network to offer customers even more choices in their travel destinations.

“The expansion to Hilton Head Island from three of our hub cities and the introduction of New York’s only non-stop service to Anchorage and Pensacola, are just some of the ways we are responding to customer interest and demand.”

Beginning this month, United’s enhanced East Coast schedule, announced in May, takes effect. The adjustments it said maximise the airline’s East Coast hubs in New York/Newark and Washington Dulles.

The additional routes announced today it said will continue optimising access to key business and leisure destinations from Newark while shifting short-haul connecting flights to Washington Dulles.

United’s president of New York/New Jersey, Jill Kaplan said: “We are excited to add three more non-stops, including the only non-stop service between New York/Newark and Hilton Head Island, and Pensacola, as well as the area’s only non-stop service to Anchorage. We’re also expanding service to key business destinations, including Detroit, St. Louis, Omaha, Richmond, and Kansas City, Missouri.”

United is shifting shorter-haul flights to Elmira, New York; Lexington, Kentucky; and Manchester, New Hampshire from New York/Newark to its Washington Dulles hub. Additionally, it will introduce new non-stop service between Washington Dulles and Asheville, North Carolina.

United Airlines has also developed its Californian network. It operates more destinations within California than any other airline and serves more US destinations from San Francisco than any other carrier.

Beginning 6 June, 2019, it will start non-stop service between San Francisco and Columbus, Ohio. From its hub at Los Angeles International Airport, United will begin non-stop service to Eugene, Oregon; Madison, Wisconsin; and Pasco/Tri-Cities, Washington, beginning 31 March, 2019.

United’s has also enhanced its mid-continent hub operations in Chicago and Denver as beginning 6 April, 2019, it will begin non-stop weekend service between Chicago O’Hare and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. United is the only airline offering non-stop service between Chicago and Hilton Head Island.

Last week it announced that at Denver International Airport, the airline’s fastest growing hub, it will offer more flights, better flight times and more connections. It will begin new services between Denver and Charleston, South Carolina; Eureka, California; and Fairbanks, Alaska.