United just keep on expanding in the Caribbean

United Airlines yesterday announced that it will launch daily, non- stop service to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) from its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) effective February 12, 2004, pending government approval.

Flights can be booked immediately.
This move follows United`s expansion in the Caribbean, which includes flights to the regional leisure destinations of Grand Cayman, San Juan, Aruba and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, service from Washington Dulles to Cancun, Mexico will begin on February 14, 2004, pending government approval.

“We are excited to be introducing new, international service to San Jose, Costa Rica from Washington Dulles International Airport,” said Kevin Knight, vice president of resource planning. “Following our unprecedented expansion in the Caribbean, we are now providing our customers with more options in Central America.”

The service will use Boeing 757 aircraft configured with 24 seats in United First® and 158 seats in United Economy®. The southbound flight will depart Washington Dulles daily at 5:25 p.m. and arrive in San Jose at 9:22 p.m. The return flight will depart daily from San Jose at 10:15 a.m. and arrive at Washington Dulles at 3:37 p.m.

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