United Airlines had been shrinking for the past several years. The airline is now working on regaining its lost ground with the launch of additional flights from major airports during this summer schedule. United Airlines’, which was once the world’s biggest carrier but had been left in the race, is now planning a comeback. The airline recently announced it will be adding nonstop flights to Denver International Airport. Apart from this, the airline has also indicated that it would be introducing a daily seasonal service to Hawaii
. These would be in addition to increasing frequencies to four other cities as well.
A spokesperson of United Airlines said that new flights to Columbia and San Luis Obispo are expected to be launched this summer. The airline will also be launching daily summer service to Kona in Hawaii. The airline will also be increasing its frequencies to key U.S. cities such as Tampa, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Albuquerque.
United Airlines has of late been losing out in terms of revenue earnings. Over the past five years the airline’s revenue earnings had declined by nearly two percent. However, the industry leader Delta Air Lines continued to top the earnings chart with an increase of eight percent in its revenues. United Airlines has therefore decided to arrest the decline in revenues by considering expansion and launch of new flights services.
Travel experts said that United Airlines has been left behind in the race in some other ways too. The airline had in the past five years only once topped Delta Air Lines’ operating income. Moreover, the declining revenue is only one side of the story. United Airlines has also constantly ranked worse in flights punctuality (both departures and arrivals) and cancellations. Even the airline’s rivals Delta Air Lines and American Airlines had been giving tough times by adding new flights on bigger aircrafts. The travel experts said that though United Airlines is aiming a comeback with expansion and new flights, the path wouldn’t be easy for now. It will take some time for the Chicago-based airline to brighten its prospects.