United Airlines announced on Monday about adding three new flights to destinations which will provide more options to the travellers. The three locations are Iceland, Croatia and Greece due to the loose rules it will be a popular tourist destination.
Most of continental Europe is off-limits for many US citizens and airline executives are skeptical that this situation would change. United Airlines is picking destinations that have loosened the travel restrictions or excepted in the coming weeks due to the vaccination rollout.
In May, international flights will account for 40% of United’s total capacity, down from 45% during the same month of 2019. Domestic leisure demand has recovered to near pre-pandemic levels. AmericanStarting in July the carrier will offer new direct flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to Dubrovnik, Croatia, from Washington Dulles International Airport to Athens, Greece and from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Reykjavik, Iceland, all subject to government approval.
United Airlines said it plans to add a Washington Dulles-to-Athens flight that will operate July 1 through Oct. 3, in addition to its Newark-Athens service, which it expects to resume in June. 3.International service is still down though more people are getting vaccinated and some travel restrictions have been lifted.