United has announced it will offer more than 100 new flights to cities in the US and Canada this summer, making it easier for travellers to connect to some of the most picturesque destinations in North America including Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska and Canadian cities like Calgary, Vancouver and Halifax.
During the pandemic, the airline saw an increased demand from travelers wanting to get outdoors and explore scenic destinations like national parks and mountain towns.
United expects the trend to continue this year and is flying its largest schedule to Alaska in the past decade and significantly expanding flying between the U.S. and Canada. This summer, United will also have nearly 70 daily flights to national park destinations like Bozeman, MT, Jackson Hole, WY and Kalispell, MT.
United remains the largest US carrier to Canada this summer with over 150 daily flights between the countries, serving nine destinations in Canada from all seven of its US hub airports.
Since the partnership between United and Air Canada expanded in 2022, United has grown by over 70% in the Canadian market, fuelled by the shared goal to increase accessibility between the two countries.
Today, United customers can quickly connect to 25 more Canadian cities on Air Canada – all while enjoying the benefits of the carriers’ MileagePlus and Aeroplan loyalty programmes.
“We know people want to get outdoors this summer and United is making it easier than ever to get to fun destinations across North America,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Alliances.
“From adding non-stop service to places previously only reachable through multiple connections to leveraging our relationships with airline partners like Air Canada, we’re giving customers lots of options to unlock new experiences.”
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