United adds flight service to Florida from Midwest, Northeast

FlyerTalk has reported United Airlines is adding flights to Florida from seven cities in the Midwest and Northeast to increase leisure travel footprint, the news source said.

With corporate travel grounded from COVID-19, United Airlines is adding more leisure flights from the Midwest into Florida. In a press release, the Chicago-based carrier announced the launch of new direct routes from seven cities into four Florida key markets.

The new routes will offer direct service from underserved airports direct to four Florida cities: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa. Leaders at the airline say the new routes reflect customer demand for more travel options.

The routes will be broken into two phases. The first will be a seasonal run from Nov. 6, 2020 through Jan. 10, 2021, offering direct service to all four Florida cities from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), and LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) in New York.

The second phase will introduce permanent routes between all seven Midwest and Northeast cities to Florida. Boston, Cleveland and New York will get new service to all four cities, while Milwaukee Mitchell Airport (MKE) will get service to two cities: Tampa and Fort Myers. Columbus John Glenn International Airport (CMH), Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) will only receive service to Fort Myers.