United Airlines to add nonstop flights from Cleveland to Florida

Beginning in November snowbirds and spring breakers will be able to escape the cold - without changing planes.

United Airlines to add nonstop flights from Cleveland to Florida
United Airlines will offer direct flights from Cleveland to Florida beginning in early January. (Source: CNN)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Starting the first week in November, United is adding nonstop service from Cleveland to several Florida cities to accommodate snowbirds, spring breakers, and anyone else fleeing Northeast Ohio’s winter weather.

The airline is adding this additional nonstop service as part of an expansion to accommodate those traveling to Florida for the holidays and spring break, according to United.

Starting on Nov. 6 or 7, United says it will offer nonstop flights from Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, and Tampa on “peak days.” The company will expand that service to seven days a week in January. Travelers will be able to fly direct to Tampa from Cleveland five days a week Jan. 5 through April 5.

Beginning Dec. 17, United will also add nonstop flights from Columbus, Ohio to Fort Myers.