New United Airlines Flights to St. Lucia BeginJuly 17, 2013 By: Newswire
United Airlines' new flights between Newark International Airport (EWR) and Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) in St. Lucia, which were announced back in April, were launched on July 13, 2013.
St. Lucia resorts have been anticipating a boost in travel to the destination as a result of the new flights. For example, Sandals Resorts is offering airfare credits, free nights, and couples massage promotions for all three of its Luxury Included resorts in Saint Lucia.
The flights operate using Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with 16 United Business seats, 48 United Economy Plus seats and 90 United Economy seats.
United flight 1642 departs Newark Liberty (EWR) on Saturdays at 8:55 a.m., arriving at the Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) in St. Lucia at 1:48 p.m. The return flight, United 1643, departs St. Lucia on Saturdays at 2:38 p.m., arriving in Newark at 7:33 p.m. The service provides connections to and from 22 cities in the United States, including Chicago, Boston and Washington, as well as several Canadian cities.
"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.