Wayfarer TV: United adds over 100 new North American flights this summer

by James Wilkinson

United is set to offer more than 100 new flights to cities in the United States and Canada this summer, including Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska and Canadian cities like Calgary, Vancouver and Halifax.

During the pandemic, the United said the carrier saw an increased demand from travellers wanting to get outdoors and explore scenic destinations like national parks and mountain towns.

United’s Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Alliances, Patrick Quayle, said he expects the trend to continue this year and as such, the carrier 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.

“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,” Quayle said.

“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.”

He said United remains the largest U.S. carrier to Canada this summer with over 150 daily flights between the countries, serving nine destinations in Canada from all seven of its U.S. hub airports.

United customers can connect to 25 more Canadian cities on Air Canada, all while enjoying the benefits of the carriers’ MileagePlus and Aeroplan loyalty programs.

According to Quayle, 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.

“Whether you’re hoping to hike, stargaze or just take in the great outdoors, January is the ideal time to start charting your summer adventure,” Quayle said.