United Airlines has the world’s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. These optimal hub locations provide access to the four largest cities in the United States, and offer non-stop or one-stop service from world-class gateways in Europe to virtually anywhere in the United States.
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers.
United operates 744 mainline aircraft and the airline’s United Express carriers operate 518 regional aircraft. Their modern fleet is the most fuel-efficient among U.S. network carriers (when adjusted for cabin size).
A newly enhanced bank structure began in February at Chicago O’Hare to shorten connection times and provide access to more destinations for customers connecting through the carrier’s hub. This operations enhancement, already in place at United’s Houston hub, will enable United to greatly improve connectivity throughout its industry-leading global route network.