United cancels all flights going to Maui and sends empty planes to bring passengers back to mainland
Statement from United
Our teams at @united have been working around the clock to do whatever we can to support those who have been impacted by the Maui wildfires and to deliver critical aid as quickly as possible. We are conducting statewide wellness checks for every one of our Hawaii-based employees, as well as our layover crews, and have identified at least two team members who lost their homes. We’re most grateful that none of our team members lost their lives.
For our customers, we’ve revised our schedule to cancel most inbound passenger flights to Kahului Airport and instead are flying more widebody aircraft carrying critical supplies and cargo to Maui. These planes will fly as many people as possible back to the mainland.
United is working with @wckitchen to provide travel for its team members who will be preparing freshly made meals for the people of Maui. We’ve also made donations to the @mauifoodbank as well as significant cash and airline mile donations to @airlinkflight and @americanredcross. We’ll be matching customer donations up to 5 million miles to these two longstanding disaster relief partners between now and August 31.
As the nation’s leading airline to Hawaii with more than 75 years of history there, we have a responsibility and an opportunity to lead, but we can use all the help we can get. Check your e-mail or United app to learn more about donating miles to help support those in need.
We are hoping that everyone in Maui and the neighboring cities is staying safe. Know that we’re working hard today – and for as long as it takes – to help rebuild the community.
Donate cash or miles today: uafly.co/MauiSupport
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