July 31, 2020 / 3:08 PM / 4 days ago

United Airlines to resume service on over 25 international routes in September

FILE PHOTO: A United Airlines passenger jet takes off with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, U.S. December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo

(Reuters) - United Airlines (UAL.O) plans to resume service on more than 25 international routes in September, the U.S. carrier said on Friday, as many countries ease travel restrictions imposed to control the COVID-19 pandemic.

The airline said it will add flights to destinations including Asia, India, Australia, Israel and Latin America in September, while flying 37% of its overall schedule compared with a year earlier.

The company’s flight schedule represents a 4% rise in capacity compared to August, United said.

Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli

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