CHICAGO, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines has launched weekly non-stop service to St. Lucia from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport. The flights, which began on July 13, 2013, 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 convenient 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.
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