Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Expedia companies booking Cuba Hotels

Expedia adds Cuba hotels

By Gay Nagle Myers 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Cubanacan joint ventures covering 4,000 rooms

Tue May 16, 2017 8:35 am (PDT) . 

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HAVANA, Cuba, May 16 (acn) Cubanacan group is currently in the process of
establishing nine joint ventures with foreign chains, for the construction
of four thousand rooms in Santa Maria del Mar and Santa Lucia, beaches
located in Havana and Camagüey provinces, respectively.

According to Maria Isabel Gonzalez, Vice President of the company, the
portfolio of opportunities includes 12 other projects that will involve the
creation of new joint ventures for the development of hotels in Covarrubias
(Las Tunas), Havana and Santa Lucia.

According to Gonzalez, they also promote another 12 proposals under the
hotel management contracts modality, which is in line with the intention to
raise the standards in the presentation of services of Cuban facilities, in
alliance with experienced foreign chains.

Yesterday, during the South American Conference of Investment in Hotel and
Tourism (SAHIC), which ends today in this capital city, it was known that in
the current year, Cubanacan transferred the management of the hotels
Copacabana and Tropicoco , in Havana, to the Spanish firms Be Live and
Valentin, respectively.

That Cuban group also extended its relationship this month with Spain´s
Iberostar chain, which will manage 650 rooms more in Santiago de Cuba,
Jardines del Rey, and the city of Gibara, in Holguin, presented as a tourist
destination in the recent International Tourism Fair.

Created in 1987, Cubanacan owns more than 90 hotels in Cuba, some of them
operating jointly with prestigious international chains such as Meliá,
Blau, Iberostar, Breezes and Blue Diamond.

Official data show that there are in Cuba 25 joint ventures in the tourism
area and there are 82 hotel management contracts with 19 foreign managers,
for a total of 41,000 rooms, which represents 62 percent of the existing

En camino nueve empresas mixtas más en sector turístico cubano
Abel González Alayón
Chief-Editor Language Department
Cuban News Agency

US Hotel Investment Advancing

Major U.S. hotel groups sponsor tourism investment meeting in Havana

By Marc Frank | HAVANA
May 16 The annual Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences meeting opened in Havana this week and the list of sponsors read like the who’s who of the U.S. hotel industry.
The head of the organization, Arturo Garcia, told Reuters it was no accident that the likes of Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Choice and Wyndham were supportive.
“The next step in the development of the hotel business in Cuba is the participation of the U.S. companies here,” he said.
The event is the latest indication, following the signing of agreements earlier this year by major cruise companies, that the U.S. hospitality industry is betting that hotel operator and now President Donald Trump will not shut the Cuba door on his industry peers.
“We are very interested in Cuba as a destination for our guests,” David Tarr, senior vice president for real estate and development at Hyatt, said on Tuesday. "Certainly we hope relations will be normalized. Our guests want to visit, which is why we are here."
On the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Cuba last year, and after obtaining a special Treasury Department license, Starwood became the first American hospitality company in more than half a century to operate a hotel, Four Points Sheraton, on the island.
“Most sponsors are waiting for this same approval and when they get it you will see their hotels all over the island,” said Garcia, the conference president.
U.S. travel to Cuba has already surged, albeit from very low levels, since the former Cold War foes announced a detente and the Obama administration eased travel restrictions beginning in 2015.
Cuba reported 4 million arrivals last year, of which 285,000 were Americans, with their numbers increasing at a rate of 18 percent so far in 2017.
World Travel and Tourism Council President David Scow said European and Canadian firms had helped attract and lodge their nationals when Cuban tourism opened up after the fall of the Soviet Union and it made sense the United States would follow.
“The U.S. market is opening up so you will see the U.S. companies invest once everything is ready in terms of the documentation (U.S. regulations),” he said.
Louis Alicea, Wyndham’s Latin American and Caribbean development director, said he hoped U.S. constraints would loosen further.

“Slowly but surely we are learning about the conditions here and our company is working together with the U.S. authorities in this process,” he said. 

(Reporting by Marc Frank; Editing by Dan Grebler)

A boutique shop facing local housing in Havana. A number of old buildings in the city are being transformed into luxury hotels by foreign developers. CreditLisette Poole for The New York Times
HAVANA — In Havana’s Parque Central, shady stone benches and graceful palm trees beckon to mojito-sipping tourists and locals gathering to shoot the breeze.
The gathering spot, in the center of town, is surrounded by horse-drawn carriages and long lines of colorful finned-and-chromed 1950s cars. But more utilitarian vehicles have recently begun circling the square: construction equipment transforming old buildings into luxury hotels.
As Cuba’s relationship with the United States grows warmer, real estate redevelopment is heating up, too.
“So many old buildings sat vacant for years with signs saying they were soon to be converted into hotels,” said Belmont Freeman, a Cuban-American architect based in New York. “Now I actually see cranes on construction sites. Cuban bureaucracy is easing up, and foreign hotel developers are finally finding ways to move these projects forward.”
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President Raúl Castro’s loosening restrictions on private enterprise, improving relations with the United States and financial necessity — Cuba’s gross domestic product shrank in 2016, for the first time in over 20 years, according to official figures — have fueled rapid change in many areas.
And several obstacles lie between the pent-up demand and a successful liftoff of Cuba’s luxury hotels. Utilities are not always reliable, poverty is widespread and visible, and even getting ingredients for restaurant-quality meals can be dicey.
But with Cuba suddenly an option for Americans exploring a culture kept off-limits for decades, the hospitality industry in particular has been supercharged. Over four million tourists visited in 2016, up 13 percent from the previous year, according to the Cuban Ministry of Tourism. Among those visitors were over 614,000 Americans, up 34 percent from the year before.
The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, left, near old Havana housing. Much of the city has been overtaken by poverty since the Cuban Revolution in the 1950s, creating an uncomfortable juxtaposition between struggling locals and wealthy visitors. CreditLisette Poole for The New York Times
Ángel Luis Matos Rodríguez, 52, has lived in the same run-down building for 35 years. It faces the newly renovated Manzana. CreditLisette Poole for The New York Times
The area around Parque Central has a front-row seat for the struggle, and the potential payoff.
Leading the wave of new luxury hotels is the 246-room Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, which stands in a restored European-style shopping arcade that stretches for a block. On the other side of Parque Central is the Hotel Inglaterra, which opened in 1875 and had Winston Churchill as one of its guests. Within shouting distance are several other luxury hotels managed by the French group Accor and Iberostar of Spain.
Although the Cuban government owns all hotels in the country, heavy hitters in the luxury hotel world will help manage many of them. The Manzana, which is scheduled to open in early June, is financed by the Cuban state company Almest Investments and co-managed by the Swiss luxury hotelier Kempinski and the Gaviota Group of Cuba. The Inglaterra will be managed by Marriott International and is set to open in December 2019.
Because United States regulations on visiting Cuba have not been completely relaxed, the full deluge of American visitors has not yet arrived. Instead of declaring themselves tourists, they must come under the auspices of one of 12 categories like “educational activities,” which include interactions with Cuban people.
Former President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba in 2016 paved the way for many of the changes in travel and hospitality. Priceline Group, an American company, received authorization afterward to allow travelers to book rooms directly through its website, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts became the first American hotel company to enter Cuba in nearly 60 years. Starwood received permission to operate three hotels, including the Inglaterra.
Alessandro Benedetti, a director of Kempinski’s sales and marketing department, inside the Manzana’s Constante Bar, named after the bartender who invented the Hemingway Daiquiri.CreditLisette Poole for The New York Times
Starwood’s first hotel in Cuba, a state hotel rebranded as Four Points by Sheraton Havana, opened in June 2016 in the Miramar district of Havana, popular with diplomats and business travelers, about eight miles southwest of the Old Town. Last year, Starwood was acquired by Marriott International, which will now manage the former Starwood hotels. Marriott had also been authorized to manage properties in Cuba.
But lengthy delays have tripped up many of the projects. Navigating shortages — Cuba imports 70 to 80 percent of its food, according to the World Food Program — frequent electricity and internet outages, and a decrepit water and sewage system are just some of the headaches for hotels trying to maintain standards. And the area near Parque Central and much of Havana has been overtaken by poverty since the Cuban Revolution in the 1950s, creating an uncomfortable juxtaposition between struggling locals and wealthy visitors.
“People are watching the Manzana closely,” said John Kavulich, president of the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council. “There is a tremendous amount of pressure to maintain the Kempinski experience, and that will be difficult in Cuba.”
Like many buildings in Havana, the Gran Hotel Manzana — originally the Manzana de Gómez — has a storied past. Built between 1890 and 1918, the shopping arcade housed high-end clothing boutiques, two theaters, restaurants, a skating rink and a shooting range. After the revolution, some stores remained on the first floor, while the other floors were taken over by the government for offices and schools. But in recent years, the building — like many others in Cuba — fell into disrepair.
In 2012, the French construction company Bouygues Bâtiment International started renovations, and in 2014 Kempinski joined the project. Now the hotel has 18-foot ceilings, French windows and abundant Art Deco-style mirrors. The design plays up Havana’s history with elements like the turquoise-and-gold Constante Bar, named after the bartender who came up with the Hemingway Daiquiri.
Inside the Manzana, where rooms range from $370 to $660 per night. CreditLisette Poole for The New York Times
The Manzana’s rooftop terrace and swimming pool looks out at the Capitolio, a national government building.CreditLisette Poole for The New York Times
From the Constante’s windows, guests can see El Floridita, one of Hemingway’s local watering holes (and where the drink was created). Rooms range in size from 430 to 1,615 square feet and will cost from $370 to $660 per night, according to Alessandro Benedetti, a director of Kempinski’s sales and marketing department.
Five stories tall, the Manzana also has a rooftop terrace and swimming pool that offers views of the Great Theater of Havana Alicia Alonso, the National Museum’s Palace of Fine Arts and the Capitolio, a national government building that resembles the Capitol in Washington, though its architect is said to have modeled it on the Panthéon in Paris.
The top floor also has a fitness area and spa that cover over 10,000 square feet. From the windows in the massage room, drying clothes can also be seen hanging from the broken windows of crumbling buildings nearby. This region of the city has been nicknamed “las sábanas blancas,” or “the white sheets,” for the laundry frequently seen fluttering in the breeze.
Indeed, the building boom is also bringing into sharper relief the disparity between visitors and the average Cuban. Many Cubans work for the state and earn the equivalent of $25 to $30 a month. The ceiling on state employees’ salaries has been a challenge when hiring hospitality staff for these new luxury hotels in Havana.
While it remains to be seen how tightly it will control private enterprise, the Cuban government is betting that tourism will help solve its economic woes. In 2016, the government declared a goal of 10 million visitors by 2030.
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A view of Havana from the roof of the Manzana. The Cuban government is looking to tourism to ease its economic woes. CreditLisette Poole for The New York Times

The government is looking for new growth as the Cuban economy shrank 0.9 percent in 2016, hurt by the oil crisis in Venezuela, a key trading partner.
The challenge will be avoiding the “Cancún-ification” of Cuba, said the architect and urban planner Miguel Coyula, referring to the resort area in Mexico that is a particularly popular destination for students on spring break.
“With its culture, history and architecture, Cuba has more than just beach and sun,” Mr. Coyula said. “Havana’s infrastructure is under great pressure already. Millions of tourists looking for rumba and mojitos aren’t going to help that.”

Friday, May 12, 2017

Flight Schedules from May 3d

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1-800-223-5334 / 201-319-1054 / Fax: 201-319-8970

Reservations can be made by contacting MARAZUL or directly on-line with the carriers.

            Miami to Havana                   4X DAILY                                           MAY
                        AA 17              MIA/HAV        6:35a-7:50a
                        AA 1447          MIA/HAV        9:30a-10:45a                                      
                        AA 1345          MIA/HAV        3:15p-4:30p
                        AA 2699          MIA/HAV        7:10p-8:25p

            Havana to Miami                   4X DAILY                                           MAY
                        AA 2678          HAV/MIA        8:45a-10:05a                          
                        AA 1334          HAV/MIA        11:45p-1:00p
                        AA 2482          HAV/MIA        5:30p-6:50p
                        AA 2696          HAV/MIA        9:25p-10:40p
            CHARLOTTE to Havana                  DAILY                                    MAY
                        AA 801                        CLT/HAV        8:45a-11:15a
                        AA 802                        HAV/CLT        12:15p-2:55p

            NYC (JFK) to Havana                                   DAILY                                   
                        B6 243             JFK/HAV         9:30a-1:17P                             MAY
                        B6 242             HAV/JFK         2:35p-6:01p                             MAY              

            FORT LAUDERDALE to Havana     2 DAILY                                
                        B6 1499           FLL/HAV        12:21p-1:45p                           MAY
                        B6 1500           HAV/FLL        2:45p-4:07p                             MAY

                        B6 799             FLL/HAV        7:57a-9:15a                             MAY
                        B6 800             HAV/FLL        10:30a-11:44a                         MAY

            ORLANDO to Havana                                   DAILY                                   
                        B6 503             MCO/HAV       8:34a-10:00a                           MAY
                        B6 1004           HAV/MCO       11:00a-12:24p                         MAY

            NYC (JFK) to Havana                       DAILY                                                MAY
                        DL 448                        JFK/HAV         9:59a-1:35p
                        DL 620                        HAV/JFK         1:35p-4:45p

            ATLANTA to Havana                        DAILY                                                MAY
                        DL 639                        ATL/HAV        10:29a-12:35p
                        DL 648                        HAV/ATL        2:35p-4:44p

            MIAMI to Havana                  DAILY                                                MAY
                        DL 625                        MIA/HAV        9:04a-10:20a  
                        DL 650                        HAV/MIA        11:20a-12:23p

            Newark to Havana                 DAILY                                                MAY
                        UA 1502          EWR/HAV       10:23a-1:53p
                        UA 1503          HAV/EWR       2:53-6:18p

            Houston to Havana                            SATURDAY ONLY                 MAY
                        UA 1506          IAH/HAV        12:55p-4:30p                          
                        UA 1507          HAV/IAH        5:30p-7:15p


            LOS ANGELES to Havana                DAILY                                    MAY
                        AS 286            LAX/HAV       8:50a-4:55p
                        AS 287            HAV/LAX       5:55p-8:45p

            SEATTLE to Havana                         DAILY                                    MAY
                        AS 286             SEA/HAV        5:00a-4:55p     1 stop (LAX)
                        AS 287            HAV/SEA        5:55p-2:13a     1 stop (LAX)

Flight originates in Seattle via B737-900         

FRONTIER AIRLINES          Connecting flights and fares available from DENVER TO MIAMI
            Miami to Havana                   DAILY                                                MAY                                                               F9 14               MIA/HAV 8:45a-9:53a
            Havana to Miami                   DAILY                                                MAY
                        F9 15               HAV/MIA        10:55a-12:03p

            Fort Lauderdale to Havana               2X DAILY                               MAY
                        WN 3922         FLL/HAV        12:25p-1:30p
                        WN 3920         FLL/HAV        4:00p-5:05p

            Havana to Fort Lauderdale               2X DAILY                               MAY
                        WN 3921         HAV/FLL        9:15a-10:20a                          
                        WN 3923         HAV/FLL        2:30p-3:30p

            Tampa to Havana                              2X DAILY                              
                        WN 3952         TPA/HAV        7:00a-8:15a                             MAY
                        WN 3953         HAV/TPA        6:05p-7:25p                            

            Fort Lauderdale to Havana               1X DAILY                               MAY
                                                FLL/HAV        10:25a-11:40a
            Havana to Fort Lauderdale               2X DAILY                               MAY
                                                HAV/FLL        12:40p-1:52p

GULFSTREAM CHARTERS         (Charter service)

            Miami to Havana       DAILY            via Air Aruba                           MAY                                                               AG 252            MIA/HAV        12pm-1pm       Check-in Concourse G at 8am
            Havana to Miami       DAILY             via Air Aruba                           MAY
                        AG 253                        HAV/MIA        2pm-3pm         Check-in 10am Terminal 2
            Miami to Havana       FRIDAY ONLY           via Air Aruba   MAY                                                                           AG 254            MIA/HAV        8pm-9pm         Check-in Concourse G at 4pm
            Havana to Miami       FRIDAY ONLY           via Air Aruba               MAY
                        AG 255                        HAV/MIA        10pm-11pm     Check-in 6pm Terminal 2
*GULFSTREAM WILL COLLECT ADDITIONAL $25 AT CHECK-IN (CUBAN DEPARTURE TAX) BAGGAGE: Gulfstream charges $20 per checked bag and $2 /lb over 44 lbs  (including carry-on). 
Boxes, bicycles and wheelchairs charged @$3/lb

HAVANA AIR         (Charter service)

            Miami to Havana       DAILY            via Eastern Airlines                              MAY                                                   EA 3139          MIA/HAV 6am-7am         Check-in Concourse G at 2am
            Miami to Havana       MON/FRI ONLY         via Eastern Airlines                  MAY                                                   EA 3243          MIA/HAV 11:30am-12:30pm       Check-in Concourse G 7:30am

            Miami to Havana       THU ONLY     via Eastern Airlines                              MAY                                                   EA 3147          MIA/HAV 7:30pm-8:30pm                       Check-in Concourse G 3:30pm

            Miami to Havana       FRI ONLY       via Eastern Airlines                              MAY                                                   EA 3149          MIA/HAV 9pm-10pm                   Check-in Concourse G 5pm

            Miami to Havana       SAT/SUN ONLY         via Eastern Airlines                  MAY                                                   EA 3141          MIA/HAV 11am-12pm     Check-in Concourse G at 7am

            Havana to Miami       DAILY EXCEPT WED/SAT    via Eastern Airlines      MAY
                        EA 3140          HAV/MIA        8am-9am         Check-in 4am Terminal 2
            Havana to Miami       SAT/SUN ONLY         via Eastern Airlines                  MAY                                                   EA 3142          HAV/MIA 1pm-2pm                     Check-in 9a Terminal 2
            Havana to Miami       MON/WED/FRI/SAT   via Eastern Airlines                  MAY
                        EA 3144          HAV/MIA        1:30pm-2:30pm                       Check-in 9:30am Terminal 2
            Havana to Miami       THU ONLY     via Eastern Airlines                              MAY
                        EA 3148          HAV/MIA        9:30pm-10:30pm         Check-in 5:30p Terminal 2
            Havana to Miami       FRI ONLY       via Eastern Airlines                              MAY
                        EA 3150          HAV/MIA        11pm-11:59pm                        Check-in 7pm Terminal 2
BAGGAGE:  Havana Air charges: $20 fee per checked bag.  Bags cannot weigh more than 70 lbs
Overweight: $2 per pound over 44 lbs. (including carry-on) In addition- Boxes or irregular items charged @$3/lb

Flights from Miami and Fort Lauderdale to other cities in Cuba


Miami to Matanzas / Varadero (Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport) 
                           MIAMI / VARADERO           via A319 / 144 seats                                                                          MAY
                                    AA 2741                            MIA/VRA                          10:40a-11:50a            Check-in at 7:40a                            
                           VARADERO / MIAMI           via A319 / 144 seats                  
                                    AA 2742                            VRA/MIA                          12:40p-1:47p              Check-in at 9:40a

Miami to Santa Clara             (Abel Santamaría Airport)                      1 daily round-trip      

                           MIAMI / SANTA CLARA     via B737-800 / 160 seats                                                                
                                    AA 2751                            MIA/SNU                           3:55p-5:05p                Check-in at 12:55p MAY

                           SANTA CLARA / MIAMI     via B737-800 / 160 seats                                     
                                    AA 2750                            SNU/MIA                           6:00p-7:20p                Check-in at 3:00p  MAY

Miami to Cienfuegos   (Jaime González Airport)                        Daily                          

                           MIAMI / CIENGUEGOS      via A319 / 144 seats                                                                         
                                     AA 4573                            MIA/CFG                           3:50p-5:01p                Check in at 12:50p   MAY

                           CIENFUEGOS / MIAMI       via A319 / 144 seats     
                                    AA 4574                            CFG/MIA                           5:58p-7:11p                Check -in at 2:58p

Miami to Holguin  (Frank País Airport)                                                Daily                          

                           MIAMI / HOLGUIN              via B737-800 / 160 seats
                                    AA 1041                            MIA/HOG                          10:43a-12:20p            Check-in at 7:43a   MAY

                           HOLGUIN  / MIAMI             via B737-800 / 160 seats                                     
                                    AA 1482                            HOG/MIA                          1:10p-2:46p                Check-in at 10:10a  MAY

Miami to Camaguey  (Ignacio Agramonte Airport)                    Daily                          

                           MIAMI / CAMAGUEY          via A319 / 144 seats                                                                          MAY
                                    AA 4617                            MIA/CMW                        2:55p-4:12p                Check-in at 11:55a

                           CAMAGUEY / MIAMI          via A319 / 144 seats     
                                    AA 4618                            CMW/MIA                        5:15p-6:41p                Check-in at 2:15p

AA Baggage policy
Up to 5 pieces of luggage or boxes totally no more than 500 lbs /
$25 first bag checked / $40 second bag / $150 for third / $200 for fourth and fifth bag
Overweight and oversize charges apply for any bag exceeding 50 lbs and has linear dimensions more than 62 inches. Overweight limit per bag of 100 lbs and 126 linear inches.
First and second bags are free for passengers in first class, business, or with elite status.
IMPORTANT; from Nov 19-Jan 6, 2017, excess, oversize, and overweight luggage and boxes will not be accepted.


Fort Lauderdale to Santa Clara 
                           FORT LAUDERDALE / SANTA CLARA                      DAILY                           via A320 / 162 seats        MAY
                           B6 387                                        FLL/SNU                            12:44p-2:00p              Check-in at 9:44a
                           SANTA CLARA / FORT LAUDERDALE                      DAILY                           via A320 / 162 seats 
                           B6 388                                        SNU/FLL                            1:00P-2:26p                Check-in at 10:00a

Fort Lauderdale to Holguin

      FORT LAUDERDALE/HOLGUIN                                 DAILY                           via A320                                MAY
            B6 2033                                   FLL/HOG                           11:00a-12:35p            Check-in at 8:00a

      HOLGUIN/FORT LAUDERDALE                                 DAILY                           via E190
         B6 2032                                   HOG/FLL                           1:35p-3:17p                Check-in at 10:35a

                  Baggage policy:                       One bag free up to 50 lbs. Overweight charge for 50-70 lbs.
                                    Up to 64 linear inches. Overweigh charge for 64-84 linear inches.
                                    $25 first bag checked / $40 second bag. Waived if Elite Status or 1st class
            Fort Lauderdale to Varadero            2X DAILY via 737-700 / 143 seats      Mar
                        WN 3914         FLL/VRA         11:00a-12:00p
                        WN 3916         FLL/VRA         2:55p-3:55p

            Varadero to Fort Lauderdale            2X DAILY                                           Mar
                        WN 3915         VRA/FLL         1:00p-2:05p
                        WN 3917         VRA/FLL         4:55p-6:00p

GULFSTREAM AIRLINES              (Charter service via Air Aruba aircraft)
            Miami to Santa Clara             MON/THU ONLY                                           MAY
                        AG 272                        MIA/SNU        7a-8a               Check-in 3am                         
                        AG 273                        SNU/MIA        9am-10am      
HAVANA AIR                      (Charter service via Eastern Airlines aircraft)
            Miami to Santa Clara             TUE/SAT ONLY                                             MAY
                        EA 3151          MIA/SNU        7a-8a               Check-in 3am                                     
                        EA 3152          SNU/MIA        9am-10am       Check-in 5am
            Miami to Camaguey               MON/FRI ONLY                                             MAY
                        EA 3163          MIA/CMW       12p-1p             Check-in 8am                                     
                        EA 3164          CMW/MIA       2p-3p               Check-in 10am
            Miami to Holguin                   THU/SUN ONLY                                             MAY
                        EA 3171          MIA/HOL        7a-8a               Check-in 3am                                     
                        EA 3172          HOL/MIA        9am-10am       Check-in 5am
            Miami to Santiago                  MON ONLY                                                    MAY
                        EA 3181          MIA/SCU         6a-7:30a          Check-in 2am                                     
                        EA 3182          SCU/MIA         8:30am-10am  Check-in 4:30am
            Miami to Santiago                  FRI ONLY                                                       MAY
                        EA 3181          MIA/SCU         7:30a-9a          Check-in 3:30am                                
                        EA 3182          SCU/MIA         10am-11:30am Check-in 6am



Fr Nassau:  via CUBANA  and BAHAMAS AIR                                                                                           

         AIRFARE (subject to change):  Nov 2015-Apr 30, 2016                                                                    

            $399 Roundtrip - to Marazul +$76.50 Airport taxes paid in Nassau in cash

             + $25 CUC Cuban departure tax paid in Havana


                  SUN + FRI– via Cubana Airlines                                                                                                                 
                           CU 251                      NAS/HAV             1:10pm-2:40pm                         Check-in 10:00am (Arrive José Martí Terminal 5)
                           CU 250                      HAV/NAS             10:40am-12:10pm                    Check-in 7:30am (Depart José Martí Terminal 5)
                  MON + WED + SAT via Bahamas air                                                                                                          
                                                               NAS/HAV             11:00am-2:15pm                       Check-in 8:00am (Arrive José Martí Terminal 5)
                                                               HAV/NAS             1:15pm-2:30pm                         Check-in 10:00am (Depart José Martí Terminal 5)
                  Baggage: 71 lbs allowed per person (including carry-on). Overweight charged at $1 per pound over 71 lbs.)
                  No one piece of luggage should weigh more than 60 lbs.
                           Cubana recommends that connecting flights be scheduled no closer than 3 hours after the scheduled Cubana arrival in Nassau.
                           They take no responsibility for missed connecting flight costs.
                           Within one week of departure: $100 change or cancellation fee.

From Cancun                                                                                                                                      
         CUBANA             Starts at $370-$395 UP TO 21 DAYS Costs include Security Tax and fuel surcharge
                                    + $25 Cuban departure tax
                                    Cubana allows 66 lbs free + $1.30 per lb overweight.
IMPORTANT: Cubana tickets must be issued within 48 hours of confirmation and are
NON-REFUNDABLE once issued. There is a $100 fee for date changes.
                                                      Costs do not include departure taxes (+ $25 CUC Cuban tax pd in Havana)

                                 CANCUN / HAVANA / CANCUN - DAILY        
                                                  CU 153                 CUN/HAV                                     3:05PM-5:25PM      Check-in at 12noon
                                                  CU 152                 HAV/CUN                                     1:45PM-2:05PM      Check-in at 10:30AM

                                                  Once issued, tickets on Cubana are NON-REFUNDABLE and there is a $60 CHANGE FEE.
Costs do NOT include taxes paid in Mexico ONLY IF the passenger is staying more than 24 hours in Mexico:$27 Mexican Airport Tax + $20 Mexican Immigration Tax.

         AERO MEXICO 
                                 CANCUN/HAVANA/CANCUN - DAILY            
                                                  AM 447                CUN/HAV                                     11:03 AM-1:20 PM Check-in at 8 AM
                                                  AM 448                HAV/CUN                                     2:20 PM-2:45 PM    Check-in at 11:30AM

Fr Mexico City                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                  CUBANA 131     MEX/HAV                                    8:45AM-12:15PM   SUN, MON, THURS, FRI, SAT                                                                                                                                                       
                                                  CUBANA130      HAV/MEX                                    6:00 AM-7:45AM    SUN, MON, THURS, FRI, SAT                
                                                  AEROMEXICO 451  MEX/HAV                             10:25AM-2:10PM  
                                                  AEROMEXICO 448  HAV/MEX                             3:20PM-5:38PM     


From Toronto        Rates vary -  please call TIMES AND DAYS MAY VARY –                                                    
              AC 970           YYZ/HAV                 6:10PM-9:35PM (check-in 3 hours prior)  Daily
              AC 971           HAV/YYZ                 9:35AM-1:05PM (check-in 3 hours prior)  Daily                          
         CU 181                      YYZ /HAV         8:25PM-2:10AM (check-in 3 hrs prior)    SUN          (1 stop)                   
              CU 180                      HAV/YYZ         1:45PM-7:30PM (check-in 3 hrs prior)     SUN                                              
         CU 181                      YYZ /HAV         8:30PM-2:05AM (check-in 3 hrs prior)     FRI          (1 stop)                    
              CU 180                      HAV/YYZ         1:45PM-7:30PM (check-in 3 hrs prior)      FRI                                              

Fr  Montreal                     Rates vary -  please call–-  [MARAZUL is unable to reserve these flights at this time]                                                    
         CU 173                      YUL/HAV             6:45PM-10:40PM                     SAT                                                                                                    
              CU 170                      HAV/YUL             1:45PM-5:45PM                        SAT

         CU 173                      YUL/HAV             5:35PM-11:15PM                     SUN                                                                                                    
              CU 171                      YUL/HAV             1:30M-7:10PM                          MON
              CU 170                      HAV/YUL             7:00AM-12:30PM                     MON                                                                                                  
         CU 171                      YUL/HAV             1:35PM-7:35PM                        THU                                                                                                   
              CU 170                      HAV/YUL             6:30AM-12:35PM                     THU                                                                                 
Fr Vancouver, BC             Rates vary –            [MARAZUL is unable to reserve these flights at this time]            
         WS1394                    YVR/VRA (Varadero)   7:00AM-6:20PM           SAT                                                                                                    
              WS1395                    VRA/YVR            7:20PM-11:00PM                     SAT

Fr Santo Domingo            Rates vary - approx $466–-  [MARAZUL is unable to reserve these flights at this time]  
         CU 201                      SDQ/HAV             1:35PM-3:30PM                        THU, SUN                   (check-in 11:35AM)                                                                   
              CU 200                      HAV/SDQ             8:55AM-12:05PM                     THU, SUN                   (check-in 7:55AM)

Fr Santo Domingo to SANTIAGO DE CUBA Rates vary (approx $293 ) [MARAZUL is unable to reserve these flights at this time]    
         7L 873                       SDQ/SCU             4:30PM-7:40PM                        MON, FRI                                                                                         
              7L 872                       SCU/SDQ             1:30PM-2:30PM                        MON, FRI

Fr Tijuana                 Operated by Taino Tours approx $790-$1,110 –-  [MARAZUL is unable to reserve these flights at this time]            
              Airfare valid for 21 days / Non-refundable / Non Transferable / $25 departure tax in Tijuana / Customs/Imm in Monterrey
              Passengers allowed 66 lbs baggage plus 15 lbs carry-on. Overweight up to 22 lbs charged at $2.75 per pound

VIA COPA AIRLINES – connections via Panama

New York (JFK) /Panama  / Havana
                      DAILY      Copa Airlines        from $867.50                                          
                                  CM 803                     JFK/PTY                                   9:55am-2:12pm        Check-in at 6:55am
                                  CM 438                     PTY/HAV                                 3:28pm – 7:09pm               

                                  CM 247                     HAV/PTY                                 3:40pm-5:18pm       Check-in at 12:40pm
                                  CM 804                     PTY/JFK                                   6:27pm – 12:35am            

Chicago  / Panama  / Havana
                      DAILY      Copa Airlines        from $879.50                                          
                                  CM 236                     ORD/PTY                                 9:00am-2:18pm        Check-in at 6:00am
                                  CM 438                     PTY/HAV                                 3:28pm – 7:09pm               

                                                                  CM 247                     HAV/PTY                                 3:40pm-5:18pm       Check-in at 12:40pm

                                                                  CM 235                     PTY/ORD                                 6:48pm – 12:15am            


Flights between Grand Cayman and Havana

SUMMER SCHEDULE - Effective 12 March 2017 through 05 November 2017

832 12:45p 2:45p MO WE FR SU 

833 3:45p 3:45p MO WE FR SU