United Airlines has included Jamaica and The Bahamas in the major expansion planned for the winter season in the Caribbean.
The airline is planning to increase its Latin America-Caribbean network by 25 per cent for the peak travel season in the region, anchored by an increase to the Caribbean and Mexico. To this extent, United Airlines will be flying two daily flights be between Montego Bay, Jamaica; Newark and Aruba, as well as Nassau in The Bahamas.
United already launched new non-stop service between Denver and two Caribbean destinations: San Juan, Puerto Rico and Montego Bay, Jamaica, at the end of October. Out of Newark, United Airlines will also be operating daily flights to Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.
This is inclusive of three weekly flights between Newark and the increasingly sizzling hot Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire. Belize is also getting a boost with the hip getaway on the Caribbean coast of Central America set to receive two daily non-stop flights out of Houston.
This is in addition to the three weekly flights between Newark and Bonaire. The carrier is also ramping up flights to the Mexican Caribbean vacation capital of Cancun, with four daily flights from Chicago and daily flights from Cleveland (the latter for the peak festive season, before reducing to six weekly flights in March).
This Caribbean expansion comes as United plans to launch non-stop flights to the Caribbean’s newest airport in Tulum (part of a push by most major US carriers to the Bohemian hotspot).
Just about all of the major US carriers, from American Airlines to Delta, are considerably increasing their flights to the Caribbean for the winter, in a strong sign of confidence for the upcoming tourist season.