Sunday 25 October, 2020

United Airlines to expand service to Caribbean in November

United Arlines is set to expand its service to the Caribbean with the resumption of flights to the region.

Come November, United will resume service to five Caribbean destinations: Antigua, Curacao, Grand Cayman, Nassau and St Lucia.

The routes are mong the 26 new ones United is adding for November.

The airline plans to fly 44 percent of its schedule in November compared to 2019, and a four-point increase compared to October 2020.

"For the month of November, we have adjusted our capacity to add flying for leisure travel to warm weather and beach destinations in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean, along with 'visiting friends and relatives' travel across the globe," said Patrick Quayle, United's vice president of International Network and Alliances. 

Since the start of the pandemic, Unitedsaid it has been a leader in enacting new policies and innovations designed to keep employees and passengers safer when traveling.

It was the first US airline to mandate masks for flight attendants, quickly following with customers and employees and was also among the first US carriers to announce it will not permit customers who refuse to comply with the airline's mandatory mask policy to fly with them while the face mask policy is in place.

United was also the first US airline to roll out touchless check-in for customers with bags, and the first to require passengers take an online health assessment before traveling.

The airline also recently announced it plans to apply Zoono Microbe Shield, an EPA-registered antimicrobial coating that forms a long-lasting bond with surfaces and inhibits the growth of microbes, to its entire mainline and express fleet before the end of the year.

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