Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and United Apply to Offer Scheduled Service to Cuba

By Paul Riegler on 2 March 2016
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American aircraft in Miami.

American aircraft in Miami.

Six U.S airlines filed applications on Wednesday with the Department of Transportation proposing to operate scheduled service between the United States and Cuba.

Alaska Airlines is asking for approval to offer two non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Havana.

American Airlines said it wants to link four hubs – Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, and Los Angeles – to Havana in addition to offering daily service from Miami to five other Cuban cities, namely Camaguëy, Cienfuegoes, Holguiìn, Santa Clara, and Varadero.

Delta Air Lines proposed non-stop service to Havana from its hubs in Atlanta and New York (JFK) as well as from Orlando and Miami.

JetBlue Airways proposed service to four Cuban cities from six U.S. cities including service from Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Newark, New York (JFK), Orlando, and Tampa to Havana as well as flights to Camaguëy, Holguiìn, and Santa Clara.

Southwest Airline’s application covers non-stop service to Havana from Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa and additional service from Fort Lauderdale to Varadero and Santa Clara.

Finally, United Airlines said it wishes to serve Cuba from its New York-area hub in Newark, as well as from Chicago, Houston, and Washington, D.C.


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