United Airlines is Forecasting Record Traffic for Memorial Day Weekend

by Anthony Losanno
United Plane

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Earlier this week, I wrote about American Airlines’ forecast for a record-breaking summer with around 690,000 flights scheduled. Now, an internal document from United Airlines is showing that the airline is also expecting the busiest summer ever.

@JonNYC shared the memo above. It states that United is planning its busiest Memorial Day ever. More than three million passengers are expected between May 23rd and May 28th, which is 5% higher than in 2023. United also expects 5% more passengers in June, July, and August. May 23rd is expected to be the busiest day with nearly 520,000 passengers traveling that day alone. There will be more than 4,000 daily flights. This averages to 73 takeoffs every minute.

Andrew Nocella, EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, said:

This will be the biggest Memorial Day and summer travel season in United’s 98-year history. We’re making it even easier than ever for people to get to the places they love by flying bigger planes with better amenities too more places – across the country and around the globe.”

Anthony’s Take: It’s going to be another busy summer. American, Delta, and United have all released huge schedules. The capacity headed to Europe is unheard of and even domestic routes are seeing lots of service. Prepare for lines, delays, and all the fun that comes with summer travel.

(Image Credits: American Airlines.)

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