United Airlines announces two dozen routes changes, as it adjusts its schedule in New York and Washington. It also will discontinue four Newark routes in October. The airline will end non-stop service from Newark to Baltimore; Des Moines; Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Hartford.
At its hub at Newark Liberty, the additional flights added on 15 routes it already flies from there. Newark is one of the three major airports serving metro New York City. United also will add a new seasonal route from Newark to Palm Springs.
“The schedule adjustments are designed to offer more non-stop flights to destinations popular with New York area customers while reallocating largely connecting passenger flights on short-haul routes to United’s hub at Washington-Dulles,” United adds.
“Since more of our customers begin their travel from New York or Newark than any other United hub city, we’ve created a more customer friendly schedule that removed connection times and provided convenient nonstop service to multiple U.S. destinations,” Ankit Gupta, United’s Vice President of Domestic Network, says in the statement.
United says the move also allows it to add larger aircraft to its mix at Newark. Among those will be more that offer a first-class cabin. Now Customers will have more schedule flexibility and better options for connections on regional routes.