United Resumes Flights from Washington to Cape Town

On November 17 United inaugurated its non-stop services between Washington (IAD) and Cape Town (CPT). This new operation becomes the carrier's third route between the United States and South Africa. Flight UA 2222, operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner registered as N24979, took off from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)…

United Airlines Begins Operations in Colombia with its Boeing 737…

Last Monday, United increased the capacity of its operations in Colombia with the introduction of the Boeing 737 MAX. For the first time, the airline will operate with this model between the United States and South America. The first Boeing 737 MAX 8 service was performed in an aircraft registered…

United Resumes Flights to Cuba After More Than Two Years

United resumed operations between the United States and Cuba after a suspension of more than two and a half years. The airline will provide the only non-stop service between the state of Texas and the Caribbean nation. The carrier's last operation in Cuba, was on March 28, 2020, on a…

Pacific Revival: United Opens New Destinations, Resumes Routes and Expands…

United is now the largest airline between North America and Asia-Pacific; as several countries in the region open their borders the U.S. carrier has added new destinations, resumed routes suspended in the wake of the pandemic and expanded existing services thanks to increased passenger demand. The company has reestablished most of…

United Strengthens Transatlantic Connectivity at Shannon with New Service from…

United is strengthening transatlantic operations at Shannon, Ireland's Airport with a new seasonal service from Chicago's O’Hare Airport. This route will boost Shannon’s international connection, as the airline also offers a nonstop connection from Newark, N.J. The airline’s last operation between Chicago's O’Hare Airport and Shannon was on September 6,…

Trip Report: Southern Airways Express Inaugural Flight From Muskegon, Michigan

This will probably sound like a broken record for avid AirlineGeeks readers, but in the Spring of 2022 SkyWest under the United Express brand requested to terminate 31 Essential Air Service communities. Now at least six months later, some of them have said that SkyWest isn't allowed to leave, some…

Delta Air Lines Introduces Triangular Route for South Africa

Delta Air Lines is planning to introduce a new route from the United States to South Africa that would put another destination in high demand on its map. On Dec. 2, the Atlanta-based carrier will launch a new triangular route linking its main base at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport to…

United Invests Another $15 Million in Electric Flying Taxi

United, on September 8, announced a $15 million investment in EVE Air Mobility. In addition, it made a conditional purchase agreement for 200 four-seat electric aircraft plus 200 options. The airline is expecting the first deliveries as early as 2026. EVE Air Mobility is an Embraer-backed startup that spun off…

SkyWest/United Express Cut Another City

Back in the Spring of 2022 SkyWest, under the United Express brand, requested to terminate 31 Essential Air Services (EAS) communities. In some of these communities, SkyWest has already left and new carriers have come in, like the community of Alamosa in Colorado. While some cities still have SkyWest but…