United Airlines has announced plans to increase the number of flights it flies between the United States and the United Kingdom from 2019.
The move comes as the airline faces increasing competition from low-cost airlines like United.
The airline has also announced plans for a new route connecting the United states and the UK.
United CEO Oscar Munoz announced the plans in a blog post on Thursday.
“We want to give customers a seamless experience on United,” he wrote.
“As a result of our investment in new and expanded routes, we are looking to make even more trips between the US and UK.
We’re adding more flights each month between the two countries and our customers will enjoy a more comfortable and enjoyable travel experience.”
The airline said that it is working with the Department for Transport and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to ensure that the new flights will operate as efficiently as possible.
“The new routes will take you directly to and from your destination, as well as between destinations in both the UK and the US,” Munoz wrote.
United’s new routes from London and Manchester to Heathrow will also carry passengers from Heathrow to London.
“This will mean that we will be able to bring more people from the UK to the UK, including families and students, while also providing better connections to destinations in the US, including New York City and Washington DC,” Munos said.
The airlines plans are in line with the plans announced last month by AirBnB, which is a peer-to-peer sharing network for sharing flights.
The company said that United is currently the only airline in the world that offers direct flights between the UK (via Heathrow) and the U.S. (via New York) via its new routes.
“While we will continue to grow the number and frequency of our flights to the U, the additional routes to our network will enable us to expand our network even further, and increase our network of flights between our UK and US hubs,” Muns said.