United Airlines has launched weekly non-stop service to St. Lucia from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The weekly flights, which began on July 13, are operated by Boeing 737-800 single-aisle jets, each fitted with 16 United Business seats, 48 United Economy Plus seats and 90 United Economy seats.
United Airlines flight UA1642 departs Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA code EWR) on Saturdays at 8:55 a.m. and arrives at Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) near the southern tip of St. Lucia at 1:48 p.m. Both airports are in the same time zone during the summer.
The return flight, UA1643, departs UVF on Saturdays at 2:38 p.m. and lands at EWR at 7:33 p.m. At Newark Liberty International Airport the St. Lucia service offers convenient connections to and from 22 cities in the United States, including Chicago, Boston and Washington, as well as several Canadian cities, according to United.
“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,” says Milagros Uriarte, United’s director, Latin America onshore & Caribbean sales.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,446 flights a day to more than 370 airports across six continents.
In 2012, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly two million flights, carrying 140 million passengers.