Thursday, July 7, 2016

Direct Commercial Flights from US Airports to Havana and Other Cuban Cities

News from Marazul:



U.S. to HAVANA commercial flights tentatively authorized by U.S. –

still pending final authorization by Cuba



Revised status: REGULAR COMERICIAL AIRLINE FLIGHTS TO CUBA

UPDATED STATUS AS OF JULY 7, 2016



BACKGROUND

An agreement between the U.S. and Cuba was signed in February for the resumption – after more than 50 years – of regular airline flights to Cuba.

This agreement allows up to 110 regular daily round-trip flights in and out of Cuba. This includes 20 daily flights to Havana and 10 daily flights to other airports on the island.

The agreement allows unlimited charter flights to Cuba.

Subsequently, 12 U.S. airlines made requests to the U.S. Department for Transportation (DOT) to operate commercial flights from the U.S. to Cuba.

On July 7, 2016, DOT tentatively authorized eight US carriers to begin scheduled service from 10 U.S. cities to Havana. Final authorization will not be issued until later this summer. 

Below are the flights tentatively authorized by DOT on July 7th to HAVANA from cities in the U.S.

AMERICAN AIRLINES

To Havana

Miami: 4 daily round-trip 

Charlotte: 1 daily round-trip 



ALASKA AIRLINES

To Havana  

Los Angeles: 1 daily round-trip 



DELTA AIR LINES

To Havana

Atlanta: 1 daily round-trip 

New York JFK: 1 daily round-trip 

Miami: 1 daily round-trip 



FRONTIER AIRLINES

To Havana

Miami: 1 daily round-trip 



JETBLUE

To Havana

Fort Lauderdale: 2 daily round-trip (1 on Saturday)

Orlando: 1 daily round-trip 

New York JFK: 1 daily round-trip 



SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

To Havana

Fort Lauderdale: 2 daily round-trip 

Tampa: 1 two daily round-trip 



SPIRIT AIRLINES 

To Havana

Fort Lauderdale: 2 daily round-trip 



UNITED AIRLINES

       To Havana

Newark: 1 daily round-trip flight (2 on Sat)

Houston Bush Intercontinental: Saturday-only service, 1 round-trip 



Each of the airlines must now seek Cuban government authority and agreement regarding exact scheduling and times for their flights. 


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Previously authorized – on June 16th by DOT -  to cities in Cuba OTHER THAN HAVANA: 



AMERICAN AIRLINES

To other Cuba cities

Miami to Cienfuegos   Daily    AS OF SEP 7 IF CUBA APPROVES    via A319 / 144 seats

Miami to Holguin         Daily    AS OF SEP 7 IF CUBA APPROVES    via B737-800 

Miami to Santa Clara               2 daily round-trip         via B737-800 / 160 seats

Miami to Matanzas/Varadero   2 daily round-trip         via A319 / 144 seats

Miami to Camaguey                 1 daily round-trip         via A319 / 144 seats



FRONTIER AIRLINES

To other Cuba cities

Chicago (O’Hare) -Santiago   1 daily round-trip                     via A320 / 180-186 seats

Chicago O’Hare-Matanzas/Varadero 1 x week - Sa only       via A320 

Philadelphia-Camaguey          4 x week – M, W, F, Sa                       via A320

Philadelphia-Santa Clara        3 x week – Tu. Thu, Sa                        via A320

Philadelphia-Matanzas/Varadero        1 x week – Sa only      via A320



JETBLUE

To other Cuba cities

Fort Lauderdale - Camaguey 1 daily roundtrip          via A320 / 162 seats

Fort Lauderdale- Holguin       1 daily roundtrip          via A320 / 162 seats

Fort Lauderdale – Santa Clara            1 daily roundtrip          via A320 / 162 seats



SILVER AIRWAYS

To other Cuban cities

Fort Laudedale-Camaguey  5 x week – not M,F                  via SAAB 340B Plus / 34 seats

Fort Laudedale-Cayo Coco 3 x week – Tu, Th, Sa              via SAAB 340B Plus / 34 seats

Fort Laudedale-Cayo Largo 1 x week - Sa                           via SAAB 340B Plus / 34 seats

Fort Laudedale-Cienfuegos 2 x week – M, F                       via SAAB 340B Plus / 34 seats

Fort Laudedale-Holguin      1 daily round-trip                     via SAAB 340B Plus / 34 seats

Fort Laudedale-Manzanillo 3 x week – Tu, W, F                via SAAB 340B Plus / 34 seats

Fort Laudedale-Santa Clara 1 daily round-trip                     via SAAB 340B Plus / 34 seats

Fort Laudedale-Santiago      1 daily round-trip                     via SAAB 340B Plus / 34 seats

Fort Laudedale-Matanzas/Varadero: 4 x week – M, W, F, Su  via SAAB 340B Plus /34 seats 



SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

To other Cuban cities

Fort Lauderdale-Matanzas/Varadero           2 daily round-trip         via 737-700 / 143 seats

Fort Lauderdale-Santa Clara                        1 daily round-trip         via 737-700 / 143 seats



SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES 

To other Cuban cities

Minneapolis –Santa Clara                 1 x week -Su                via B737 / 126-162 seats

Minneapolis – Matanzas/Varadero    1 x week – Sa              via B737 / 126-162 seats         



Each of these airlines must also seek Cuban government authority and agreement regarding exact scheduling and times for their flights. 





Bob Guild

Vice President

Marazul Charters, Inc.

1 Marine Plaza, Suite 302, North Bergen, NJ 07047

800-223-5334 ext 16 / 201-319-1054 ext 16

201-319-8970 fax

bguild@marazul.com

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