United plans to ramp up nonstop flights to Florida during winter out of Northeast, Midwest

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Starting in November, United Airlines plans to ramp up inbound flights to Florida from parts of the Northeast and Midwest as part of the airline’s effort to add more options to visit the Sunshine State. The airline’s says the move is based on Florida as a top warm-weather, travel destination, and Southwest Florida International Airport is among airports expected to see more flights from the two regions.

United Airlines confirmed Wednesday 28 daily nonstop flights this winter to connect travelers in parts of the Northeast and Midwest into parts of Florida.

That includes United flights out of Boston, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, New York/LaGuardia, Pittsburgh and Columbus, Ohio to four popular Florida destinations.

According to the press release, the airline will incrementally add the planned flights starting Nov. 6 with new round-trip service from Boston, Cleveland and New York/LaGuardia to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa.

In December, the airline plans to increase service to Florida with additional flights from Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis; Milwaukee and Pittsburgh to Fort Myers and Tampa.

From Nov. 6, 2020 through January 10, 2021, United plans to operate nonstop service from Boston, Cleveland and New York/LaGuardia to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa on peak days.

“The addition of these new flights represents United’s largest expansion of point-to-point, non-hub flying and reflects our data driven approach to add capacity where customers are telling us they want to go,” said Ankit Gupta in the press release, United’s vice president of domestic network planning. “We look forward to offering customers in the Midwest and Northeast more options to fly nonstop to Florida this winter.”

Tickets are now available for purchase on United Airlines website and its mobile app.

United continues to implement safety procedures during the coronavirus pandemic. See the United CleanPlus page for more information.

MORE: Full list of added flights to Florida

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