United Airlines adds over 100 new summer flights

A United Airlines A321neo on the taxiway.
Photo Credit: Airbus

As summer approaches, United Airlines has exciting news for travelers seeking outdoor adventure across North America.

With a keen focus on enhancing connectivity and accessibility, United has announced plans to introduce over 100 new flights to various cities in the United States and Canada.

This expansion aims to cater to the growing demand from travelers eager to explore picturesque destinations, particularly amid the ongoing trend of seeking outdoor experiences in the wake of the pandemic.

During the pandemic, there has been a noticeable surge in travelers yearning to immerse themselves in the great outdoors, seeking solace in scenic landscapes and natural wonders.

United Airlines has been quick to respond to this shift in travel preferences by ramping up its flight offerings to destinations renowned for their natural beauty, such as national parks and mountain towns.

Unveiling the Expansion: Key Highlights

United’s Commitment to Canada

United Airlines reaffirms its position as a leading carrier to Canada, with plans to offer an extensive network of flights to nine Canadian cities.

This includes the resumption of key routes and the introduction of larger aircraft to enhance capacity and comfort for passengers.


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A Focus on Alaska

Alaska enthusiasts will rejoice as United unveils its most extensive flight schedule to the state in over a decade.

With the introduction of nonstop routes and increased frequency, travelers can look forward to easier access to popular Alaskan destinations.

Hub Highlights: Denver, Houston, Chicago, and More

United’s U.S. hubs will see an increase in activity, with over 100 new flights being added to cater to diverse travel preferences.


As Denver’s largest airline, United will offer more than 500 daily departures this summer and more than 100 routes will be on mainline aircraft – the most in more than 20 years.

With more than 40 new summer flights launching this year, Denver will continue to serve as a major gateway to National Parks, and new destinations in Canada.


Nonstop service between Houston and Ontario, California will resume in May 2024 for the first time since 2022.

United plans to fly 100 routes with dual cabin aircraft this summer from Houston. United will add more than 40 new flights from Houston to some of the most popular U.S. destinations this summer, including Tampa, Boston, Charleston and Miami.

A United Airlines A321neo on the taxiway.
Photo Credit: Airbus


Windy City residents will have access to over 500 daily nonstop flights, including 20 new flights and resumed service to two Canadian cities.

Two popular Canadian destinations return to Chicago O’Hare International Airport in May as United resumes nonstop service to Winnipeg and Quebec City. The airline will also increase its flying from the Chicago hub to Toronto and Montreal.

And as United takes delivery of more Airbus A321neo aircraft, more travelers out of Chicago will get to enjoy flying on these new planes this summer.

Service on the Airbus 321neo will expand to include nonstop routes to San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Oregon. United is currently flying the A321neo between Chicago and Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix and Fort Myers.


United customers in Washington/Dulles will be able to fly nonstop to Alaska for the first time with new daily service to Anchorage on a Boeing 737 MAX 8. The addition is one of more than 20 new daily flights coming to Dulles International Airport this summer.

New York

New York City dwellers looking for outdoor adventures this summer are in luck with new options from Newark Liberty International Airport.

United will resume seasonal nonstop service to Halifax on May 23, and begin using mainline aircraft on flights to Montreal starting in August.

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