By the Caribbean Journal staff
United Airlines is planning a major expansion to the Caribbean for the spring season, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The carrier is adding more than 11,000 seats to destinations in the Caribbean, from U.S. cities including Cleveland, Denver, Newark, Indianapolis, Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco.
That includes routes to Caribbean destinations including Aruba, the Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos, Bonaire, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, St Kitts, Saint Lucia, the Bahamas and Antigua.
It includes a total of 54 extra flights to the Caribbean, along with 28 extra flights to Mexico.
United is also adding three extra flights to Belize.
Getting the biggest boost? Aruba, followed by the Cayman Islands.
United’s biggest expansion is coming at Chicago O’Hare, where the carrier is adding a grand total of 4,588 new seats to the Caribbean.
“We want our customers to know that, no matter where they want to go for spring break, United Airlines can get them there,” said Ankit Gupta, United’s vice president of Domestic Network Planning. “This is the time of year when our customers start thinking about and planning the perfect getaway, and with our expanded spring schedule, we are offering more flights and more destinations than ever before.”