United Airlines last week outlined plans to introduce eight new routes and adding flights to 19 destinations, including to the Caribbean, as it gears up for the upcoming winter season.
“These eight new routes highlight the continued expansion of our network and build upon our strong presence in Latin America,” Patrick Quayle, United’s vice-president of International Network and Alliances, said.
“Our new and increased service offers travellers more opportunities to find warm-weather getaways and visit friends and family over the winter season,” he added.
The carrier began selling tickets through its website, United.com, last Saturday, October 17.
On Thursday, December 17, United will begin offering a daily, year-round service between Washington-Dulles and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
With regard to its seasonal winter service, the airline will operate daily non-stop services from the Washington Dulles International Airport to 10 Caribbean destinations. Among them: Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic; Grand Cayman; Nassau, The Bahamas; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Aruba; Turks and Caicos; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
United will also launch weekend services to St Thomas — part of the US Virgin Island — and the Netherlands overseas department of St Maarten.
As the airline aims to connect more travellers from Denver, Colorado, to Latin America, it will launch two new non-stop services to destinations in that region.
“Denver-area travellers now have more non-stop opportunities to get to Latin America than ever before. With its new service to Belize [City] and San Jose (Costa Rica), United now offers non-stop service to eight destinations in Latin America from Denver,” the company also stated.