PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (June 30, 2015) – Chicago residents will soon enjoy easy access to Providenciales with the launch of a seasonal, nonstop United Airlines service from December 19, 2015 through April 30,2016 – just in time for the busy winter travel season. Scheduled for Saturdays, the Boeing 737-800, featuring a total of 154 seats; 16 seats in Business and 138 in Economy, including 48 Economy Plus extra-legroom seats, will be United Airlines’ first nonstop service available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), its major hub, to the Providenciales International Airport (PLS).
“Providenciales is among the fastest-growing Caribbean destinations, with 16 percent industry demand growth year-over-year, and our service here addresses seasonal variation in demand from different hubs. The winter ORD-PLS service complements our existing service to Providenciales from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and recently added summer service from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH),” says Noel Smith, United’s National Account and Leisure Sales Manager.
The outbound United Airlines flight will depart Chicago on Saturdays at 10:40 a.m. and arrive in Providenciales at 3:40p.m. Returning from Providenciales, the flight will depart on Saturdays at 1:49 p.m. and arrive in Chicago at 5:09 p.m.
“We are extremely excited to partner with United Airlines on its first ever nonstop service out of Chicago to Providenciales. The direct route will provide easy access for our visitors, add further convenience, and offer excellent connections to feeder cities in the Midwestern United States,” commented Ralph L. Higgs, Director of Tourism. “We anticipate welcoming the new and returning visitors this new service will bring to Providenciales and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with United Airlines.”
Bookings to Providenciales from Chicago became available on June 13. For more information on United Airlines schedules and fares, travelers should contact United Airlines at 1-800-864-8331 or visit www.united.com.