United Airlines has joined the list of airlines eyeing legs to The Bahamas before the end of the year, with the company announcing that it would begin once-per-week flights from Cleveland Hopkins to Nassau in December, according to an article on Cleveland.com.
The article explained that the route will run on Saturdays only and will begin December 18.
The article noted United’s announcement was part of a wider announcement from the airline advertising leisure routes to places like The Bahamas and Mexico after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a defined slump in business.
“The new flight departs from Cleveland at 9:05 a.m., arriving in The Bahamas at 12:10 p.m.,” the article stated.
“The return flight leaves Nassau at 1:05 p.m., landing in Cleveland at 4:15 p.m. The route will use a 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft. Tickets are on sale now.”
United Vice President of International Network and Alliances Patrick Quayle said the company has been adding flights to Latin America and the Caribbean since last summer.
“… With today’s announcement, United will fly 20 new routes across Latin America that we did not operate in 2019, so our customers can enjoy more beaches and warmer weather,” Qualye said.
Frontier Airlines recently announced that they will open three new routes to Nassau before the end of the year.
The company’s International Sales Manager Alfredo Gonzalez revealed last week during the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation webinar about the new Frontier routes, that the airline will now service Nassau out of Newark, Philadelphia, and Orlando, along with its Miami service that began in June.
According to Gonzalez, the Orlando route will begin on November 2.
Frontier’s published statement on the new routes explains that while service to Philadelphia should begin at the same time as the Orlando route, the Newark service is slated to begin December 19.