On-time airline performance

United Airlines is the dominant carrier at Washington Dulles International Airport. (United Airlines)

With business travel down significantly for the foreseeable future, United Airlines is repositioning some of its resources this winter to focus on leisure travel from Washington Dulles International Airport.

The dominant carrier at Dulles earlier this month announced new nonstop service between the airport and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Service will start in December.

From Washington, United offers nonstop service to 10 Caribbean destinations for the winter season including daily service to Punta Cana, Grand Cayman, Nassau, Montego Bay, Aruba, Turks and Caicos and San Juan, as well as weekend service to St. Thomas and St. Maarten.

In addition to its Caribbean network, United also serves Cancun (Mexico) and San Jose (Costa Rica) from Dulles.

Cancún and several of the Caribbean destinations will see augmented service from Dulles this winter season.

The expansion is part of a revamped winter international schedule for United, which also will include additional service to warm-weather destinations from various U.S. airports.

The new routes “highlight the continued expansion of our network and build upon our strong presence in Latin America,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of International Network and Alliances. “Our new and increased service offers travelers more opportunities to find warm-weather getaways and visit friends and family over the winter season.”

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