United Airlines today announced a 5 percent fare increase on most flights to
international destinations that originate in the U.S. The fare increase
has been put in place to help offset the impact of escalating fuel costs.
“Escalating Fuel prices are a growing concern throughout the airline
industry,” said John Tague, executive vice president-Marketing, Sales and
Revenue. “We must take the necessary steps to manage our exposure to this
unprecedented rise in expense.”
The fare increase applies to all published non-sale fares on flights to
international destinations that originate in the United States, including
United First and United Business fares, Unrestricted and discounted United
Economy fares and most consolidator fares.