Although the US airline industry has taken a major hit recently, being forced to dramatically reduce flight routes both domestically and abroad, they are slowly ramping up their service to meet with growing demand. United Airlines recently announced it would be adding 32 new routes to its network in November to a variety of warm-weather locations, just in time for Americans to escape the cold weather.
The route expansion includes 16 routes connecting Boston, Cleveland, Washington, and New York with Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa, and Key West, as well as opening up and expanding 26 routes throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, like Santiago, Rio de Janeiro, Antigua, Curacao, Grand Cayman, Managua, Nassau, St. Lucia, Roatan, Acapulco, Cancun, Cozumel, Zihautanejo, Cabo San Lucas, and Puerto Vallarta.
Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of international network and alliances, said in a press release, “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.”
Despite the new additions, United will still be flying at just 44 percent of its usual schedule when compared to last year.