Earlier today I reported that United would slash all of its longhaul service in April, leaving only international service to a few cities in Mexico. Already, United has reversed that decision and reinstated a number of longhaul flights.
United will continue to operate flights to Frankfurt, London, Tel Aviv, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, and Sydney on a daily basis through May.
United Flights Continuing With Daily Service Through May Schedule
The following six flights will continue to operate on a daily basis throughout the months of April and May:
- Newark – Frankfurt (UA960/961)
- Newark – London (UA16/17)
- Newark – Tel Aviv (UA90/91)
- Houston – Sao Paulo (UA62/63)
- San Francisco – Tokyo-Narita (UA837/838)
- San Francisco – Sydney (UA863/870)
United Extends Select Atlantic Services
Additionally, United will extend service to several secondary destinations through March 28th (westbound), a few days later than originally planned. These include:
- Newark – Amsterdam (UA70/71)
- Newark – Munich (UA30/31)
- Newark – Brussels (UA999/998)
- Washington-Dulles – London (UA918/919)
- San Francisco – Frankfurt (UA58/59)
Other Atlantic westbound service will cease on March 25th.
Interestingly, United will still likely be flying to Europe from other cities…just without passengers. For example, a cargo-only flight ran between Chicago and Frankfurt today. While passenger traffic will cease, cargo traffic may continue and still be a viable component of the business.
United Extends Service to Seoul
United will operate flights from Seoul (UA893/892) through March 29th (eastbound).
The last eastbound departure on other Pacific routes will be be March 25th, with the exception of Tahiti, which will operate through March 28th. As I noted above, service to Sydney and Tokyo Narita will continue to operate daily from San Francisco.
United Extends Service to Brazil
United will operate its Newark – Sao Paulo (UA149/148) through March 27th (southbound).
The last southbound departures on most other Latin America longhaul routes will take place March 24th.
Service between Houston and Sao Paulo will continue on a daily basis.
The situation is fluid and United might just as quickly reverse these route reinstatements. But it is nice to see a few international routes will likely stick around through at least May.