With the summer vacation season rapidly approaching, U.S. leisure travelers have their eyes on Latin America and the Caribbean. To meet the expected demand, United has added 97 roundtrip flights per week from June through August between U.S. hubs and popular destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean, such as San Jose, Costa Rica and Aruba. United serves most of these markets year-round from its Houston hub or New York hub at Newark Liberty International, with frequency added from other hubs such as Washington, D.C., Dulles and Chicago during peak travel season.
United will launch new daily Newark-Santiago, Dominican Republic service on June 5, and Houston-Aruba Saturday seasonal service from June 7 to Aug. 16. The airline also will add new Washington Dulles-Nassau, Bahamas, seasonal United Express service Saturdays and Sundays from June 7 to Aug. 17.
In addition, United will increase service on key leisure-travel routes such as Chicago-Cancun, Mexico, and San Francisco-Cancun; Denver-Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and Washington Dulles-San Jose, Costa Rica.
“Latin American and Caribbean travel markets are increasingly important to United,” said Millie Uriarte, United’s director, Latin America onshore & Caribbean sales. “We are very pleased to add this service to accommodate increased passenger demand.”