Doreen Burse, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales of United, who is on a visit to Israel, said that at the end of October, United will increase the number of its weekly flights to Chicago. The relatively new line, which opened during the pandemic, currently operates three times a week and due to demand, the frequency will increase to four times a week.

Burse said that the issue of environmental quality is at the top of United’s priorities. The company purchases sustainable jet fuel more than any other airline, and just this week announced the purchase of 400 light and innovative aircraft with an investment of 15 million dollars for sustainable transportation needs.

Referring to the company’s products and the services it develops,  Burse said that as part of the United Next program, according to which five hundred new planes will enter service within five years, each plane will be equipped with an extremely fast Wi-Fi speed, as well as the possibility of a Bluetooth connection, for a convenient connection to the passengers’ devices.

Burse also said that the Israelis returned very quickly to fly around the world more than other markets. This is especially evident in family flights, vacations and trips and also in business and hi-tech flights.

During the visit, the CEO of United Airlines in Israel said that United is conducting discussions with the authorities in Israel to open a United lounge for its passengers. With extremely high occupancy and 27 flights departing each week (New York, Washington, San Francisco and Chicago), this is especially requested.