U.S. carriers are buoyed by the Biden administration's decision to reopen https://www.reuters.com/blog. com world uk us-relax travel restrictions - passengers-uk - eu-november - source - 2021 - 09 - 20 in November to fully vaccinated air travelers from 33 countries, including most of Europe.
In 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic, transatlantic routes accounted for up to 17% of passenger revenues for the U.S. carriers United, Delta and American.
The airlines have said that they have seen a surge in bookings since the White House announced the removal of travel restrictions last month. United has said that it anticipates the transatlantic route to have the busiest summer next year.
In May, the company will start new flights from Washington to Bergen in Jordan, New York to the Azores and New York to Amman in Norway. Anticipating an increase in travel demand, the Chicago-based carrier is also planning to add more flights to Munich, Milan, Berlin, Rome and Dublin.
“We will be flying to more destinations across the Atlantic than ever in the company's history,” said Patrick Quayle, senior vice president of international NETWORK and alliances at United. We are convinced that bookings across the transatlantic will be the best. Other carriers are also gearing up to accept the reopening of the most important international long-haul market. Delta Air Lines Inc said on Wednesday that all of its flights and connections into Europe will have new premium economy seats.