United Airlines is significantly ramping up its service to Puerto Rico, the carrier announced this week.
The airline said it would be increasing its flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport to six times a week, up from just one flight per week.
More crucially, the route will operate with Boeing 777 aircraft offering 344 seats.
The expanded service will begin Dec. 18, according to United.
“For the last 25 years, United Airlines has been a proud member of the San Juan business community and has played a vital role in connecting Puerto Rico to the world,” said Millie Uriarte, United’s regional director of Sales for Puerto Rico. “Today’s announcement is just the beginning and we look forward to continuing to do business with customers throughout the island.”
The launch is a major lift for Puerto Rico, which has been seeing a steady increase in new airlift both from domestic airlines and from international carriers like Air Europa and Norwegian Air Shuttle.
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