United will reach 91% of its pre-pandemic domestic capacity for the holiday season, according to an announcement. The increased service will be in response to an expected surge in holiday travel. According to United, holiday travel flight searches on united.com and the airline’s app are up 16%, compared with 2019. The airline expects the busiest travel days for the Thanksgiving holiday will be Wednesday, Nov. 24, and Sunday, Nov. 28, while popular days for winter holiday travel are expected to be Thursday, Dec. 23, and Sunday, Jan. 2.  In December, United will begin new direct flights to Las Vegas and Phoenix from Cleveland, and to Orlando from Indianapolis. The carrier will  also  resume eight direct flights from Midwest cities, including routes to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa, offering the most departures the airline has flown from Cleveland since 2014. United will offer up to 195 daily flights to 12 destinations in Florida this winter, the most flights to the state in company history.

United is also resuming direct flights from Columbus, Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh to Fort Myers.