CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced plans to operate flights between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Santiago in the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2014. The flights are subject to government approval.
United plans to introduce daily service, utilizing Boeing 737-900 aircraft, leaving Newark Liberty at 9:00 a.m. and arriving in Santiago at 12:55 p.m. The return flight will depart Santiago at 1:50 p.m., arriving at Newark Liberty at 5:55 p.m. The service will open for sale once regulatory approval is granted. The new service will be timed to provide roundtrip connectivity with Washington, D.C., and Chicago.
In the Dominican Republic, United offers flights from New York/Newark to Santo Domingo, Punta Cana and Puerto Plata and on a seasonal basis from Chicago and Washington, D.C., to Punta Cana. Details of the new flight will be announced once the service is approved.
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