8 New Domestic Routes Beginning This Summer - United Hub

8 new domestic routes beginning this summer

By The Hub team, January 08, 2018

Today, we announced we will begin new service between six of our domestic hubs and eight destinations in California, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin. The new flights offer customers hundreds of connection opportunities across our world-class domestic and international route network.

"We are excited to begin the new year by adding eight new flights as we continue our focus on making United the first choice for customers," said Jake Cefolia, United's vice president of Sales.

Capital building in Madison, Wisconsin.

Beginning June 7, 2018, service to Bismark, North Dakota from Chicago and to Madison, Wisconsin from San Francisco will operate daily nonstop service year round. The full list of these new routes include:

  • Chicago to Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Denver to Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Denver to Norfolk, Virginia
  • Houston to Akron/Canton, Ohio
  • Houston to Dayton, Ohio
  • Los Angeles to Eureka, California
  • San Francisco to Madison, Wisconsin

The four presidents at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

In addition to the new year round services, we announced we will offer the only nonstop flight between New York and Rapid City, South Dakota. Beginning June 23, we will start summer and Saturday-only service between New York/Newark and Rapid City, making it easier for customers to access popular outdoor destinations including Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Badlands National Park and Wind Cave National Park.

In February, we will also begin operating our newly enhanced bank structure at O'Hare International Airport to shorten connection times and provide better access to more destinations for our customers connecting through Chicago. This operations enhancement, already in place in Houston, will enable us to greatly improve connectivity throughout our leading global route network.

For more information on our new 2018 domestic routes and our operations enhancement in Chicago, visit United Newsroom.

United Cargo operates more than 11,000 cargo-only flights in one year

By The Hub team, March 19, 2021

On March 19, 2020, United operated its first flight carrying cargo without passengers on board. While the passenger cabin was empty, its cargo hold was completely full, carrying more than 29,000 pounds of commodities from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

A year later, United Cargo has operated more than 11,000 cargo-only flights carrying more than 570 million pounds of freight. To support the COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts, United Cargo has also transported more than 113 million pounds of medical and pharmaceutical products on both cargo-only and passenger flights as well as approximately 10 million COVID-19 vaccines, providing global communities access to the items they have needed most.

10 tips for spring travel

By The Hub team, February 24, 2021

Whether you haven't flown with us for a while or just need a quick refresher before your spring trip, read this list of tips to know before your flight and arrive at the airport travel-ready:

1. Download the United app for contactless bag check, travel assistance and more

Before your flight, download the United app to view your flight status, check in, sign up for flight notifications, locate departure gates, access our free personal device entertainment when available and more. We've also updated our app with new features that can make your trip a little safer, including contactless bag check.

Don't forget to use Agent on Demand for help with any and all questions you may have before your flight. This new capability is available at all our U.S. hub airports and allows you to use your own mobile device to contact a customer service agent via phone, video or chat to help with day-of-travel questions while you're at the airport. Learn more about Agent on Demand here.

United joins UNICEF COVAX initiative

By The Hub team, February 19, 2021

This week, we were honored to become the first U.S. airline to join the UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by transporting the vaccine and other critically needed supplies to underserved areas of the globe.

"We are committed to helping the global community in any way we can, and we all must work together to do our part to bring this health and humanitarian crisis to an end," said Director of Cargo Specialty Products Manu Jacobs.

We will leverage our expertise to transport these critical pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments around the world safely, efficiently and expediently. We are proud to partner with the United Nations to support this global effort and provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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