United Airlines officials said Thursday that it has not yet been determined whether weekend flights from Washingtons Dulles Airport to St. Thomas will continue past April 30.
United spokesman Gus Rubio in San Juan said that the flight was originally put in place for seasonal traffic from the nations capital to the Virgin Islands but a decision to extend the flight beyond April 30 "should be made in the next two weeks."
Reports began surfacing this week that the flight was being scrapped when travel agents were unable to book flights on the Washington, D.C.- St. Thomas flight beyond April 30.
Rubio said the Chicago-St. Thomas flight has exceeded expectations in terms of passenger capacity. It is expected to remain on schedule year-round.
"We are seeing passenger numbers for the flight from OHare that we never anticipated," he said.
United operates direct flights on Saturday and Sunday from Chicago and Washington D.C. to St. Thomas.
The inaugural flight landed on St. Thomas on Oct. 31.