United Begins St Lucia Service

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Above: St Lucia

By the Caribbean Journal staff

United Airlines has officially begun operating service to St Lucia from its hub at Newark’s Liberty International Airport.

The company operated its first flight on Saturday on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

“St Lucia, United’s 17th destination in the Caribbean, is a very welcome addition to our network — and just in time for customers to enjoy a great summer getaway,” said Milagros Uriarte, United’s director, Latin America Onshore & Caribbean Sales, in a company release.

The flights depart Newark on Saturdays at 8:55 AM, with return flights to Newark beginning at 2:38 PM on Saturdays.

United first announced the new service in April. Its vacation arm, United Vacations, added St Lucia as a destination in May through MLT Vacations.