United Airlines last week began offering non-stop flights from Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD) to three Central American cities.

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The airline began offering the flights Saturday to Guatemala City, Guatemala and San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica.

“These new flights strengthen United’s Latin American route network and provide more convenient travel options for our customers,” said Millie Uriarte, director, Latin America Onshore & Caribbean Sales.

More than 630,000 people living in Virginia are of Hispanic origin, according to Creciendo Juntos; of those, it’s estimated 34 percent are foreign-born, according to the Web site.