United further expands cargo-only operations


United Cargo has further expanded its network of ‘passenger freighter’ operations this month, adding several new international destinations in a programme of more than 1,100 cargo-only flights in June.

The US carrier stressed that it has “played a vital role in helping keep the global supply chains stable during the COVID-19 pandemic so urgently needed goods can get to the places that need them most”, adding: “In addition to current service from the US to Asia, Australia, Europe, India, Latin America and the Middle East, we are proud to now offer cargo-only flights to key international markets including Dublin, Paris, Rome, Santiago and Zurich”, now operating between six US hubs and over 20 cities all over the world.

“These new routes will connect our freight customers and further extend our air cargo network throughout the world – for example connecting major pharmaceutical hubs in Europe and perishable markets in Latin America.

United Cargo president Jan Krems commented: “This network expansion helps our customers continue to facilitate trade and contribute to global economic development and recovery. I’m proud of our team for mobilising our cargo-only flights programme that enables the shipment of critical goods that will support global economies.”

Since United began its cargo-only flights programme on 19 March, it has completed more than 2,400 cargo-only flights, transporting over 30,000 tonnes of cargo.