|St. Thomas // Photo by Freeimages.com/Joseph Cashman|
Caribbean Journal is reporting that United Airlines will be launching new flights from Houston to St. Thomas beginning as early as next week, according to the U.S Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.
The carrier will also be launching daily flights from Washington Dulles International Airport to St. Thomas beginning this summer, according to the report.
According to the Caribbean Journal report, the new flights come as United has been ramping up its Caribbean service to match similarly rapid network expansions by carriers like Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways.
Earlier this month, United announced that it would be adding a second nonstop flight on Sundays to the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, according to the report.
That’s in addition to new service from both Washington Dulles and Chicago to Grand Cayman. All of the flights operate on Boeing 737 aircraft.
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