England will fully re-open to vaccinated travelers from the United States and European Union on August 2, 2021. With demanded expected to increase for travel across the pond, United Airlines is adding more flights between London and the USA.
United Airlines Adds London Flights
In August, United Airlines will offer six daily flights between London Heathrow (LHR) and the USA, including:
- Chicago (ORD)
- Houston (ORD)
- Newark (EWR)
- San Francisco (SFO)
- Washington (IAD) – 2x daily
Prior to this announcement, Washington service was just once daily and Houston service was 5x per week instead of daily. These six flights will continue in September.
Customers traveling to England must be fully vaccinated in the U.S. with vaccines that have been approved by the FDA (Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J) and must take a test before departure as well as a PCR test within the first two days of arrival. Passengers vaccinated in the U.S. will also need to complete a passenger locator form prior to traveling to England and provide proof of U.S. residency.
United also still plans to move forward with its new service from Boston (BOS) to London, though the specific start date has not been indicated. United will study loads further before bringing back its Los Angeles (LAX) and Denver (DEN) service as well.
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Patrick Quayle, United’s Vice President of International Network and Alliances, said:
“Today’s announcement is yet another major milestone in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic with the opening of one of the most important markets from the U.S. United has demonstrated that we can operate flights between the U.S. and England safely and we are eager to help rebuild these economies by facilitating business and leisure travel.”
United is responding to the re-opening of England by adding a second daily flight from Washington Dulles and making Houston service daily. Service from Boston, Denver, and Los Angeles will not resume at this time, though United explicitly stated that Boston service will resume in the “coming months.”