United Airlines has announced that it has added 44 flights to make it “easier” for CES 2022 attendees to join the in-person show in Las Vegas. The airline says that it has expanded its schedule in response to feedback from its business customers and an uptick in demand.
The Chicago-based airline is adding 14 new direct flights in early January between Las Vegas and San Jose, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, and Orlando. In addition to this, United is also adding 30 flights from its hub airports in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, and Washington D.C./Dulles. This represents a capacity increase of 37% compared to its usual January schedule to Las Vegas.
- 8 direct flights from San Jose
- 6 direct flights from Fort Lauderdale, Boston and Orlando
- 15 additional flights from San Francisco and 9 flights on a larger aircraft
- 8 additional flights from Los Angeles and 4 flights on a larger aircraft
- 5 additional flights from Washington D.C./Dulles
- 2 additional flights from New York/Newark
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United states that between 27th October 2021 and 9th November 2021, searches on United.com for flights to Las Vegas during CES 2022 were up 70% compared to the prior two-week period. And according to a recent survey of United’s business passengers, nearly 20% say they expect travel to meetings and conferences will exceed pre-pandemic levels in 2022.
Ankit Gupta, Senior Vice President of Domestic Planning and United Express, said:
The return of in-person conferences and events is a very positive sign in the pandemic recovery, and United is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this increase in demand. We’re adding about 80% of the capacity we did for CES in 2020, demonstrating that business travel is on the rebound and our customers are eager to reunite with clients and colleagues.
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