United adding 25,000 flights in August despite spikes in COVID-19 cases

CHICAGO — United Airlines plans to fly about three times more routes in August than it did last month as passengers slowly return to the skies, even as the number of new COVID-19 cases across the U.S. rises.Chicago-based United will have about 60% fewer flights on its schedule in August compared with the same month last year. But travelers are slowly coming back, particularly when it comes to domestic flights, said Ankit Gupta, United’s vice president of domestic network planning.The number of people passing through U.S. airport security checkpoints each day topped 600,000 on certain days in l...


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