United Airlines (UAL) and DHL Global Forwarding have initiated expansion efforts in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the companies said.
The companies said they are working together to develop Puerto Rico´s life sciences and pharmaceutical industries by increasing wide body flights, and offering customers expanded cold chain storage solutions.
The company said it has added three new temperature-controlled chambers operating at 15 to 25Â° C (59 to 77Â° F) in San Juan. United flights will offer additional opportunities for tourism to Puerto Rico, further boosting the local economy.
Beginning December 18, 2016, United will increase wide body service between San Juan´s Luis Munoz Marin Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport from one to six flights weekly. The route will operate with Boeing 777 aircraft.
United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers.
DHL is an air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, offering a portfolio of logistics services both nationally and internationally.