Alaska Air to End Flights to Cuba

By Anna Breuer on 15 November 2017
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On final approach to Havana

On final approach to Havana

Citing low demand, Alaska Airlines said Wednesday it would discontinue daily service to Havana, Cuba, early next year.

Service between Los Angeles International Airport and Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí in Havana had started on January 5, 2017.

The airline said that the change in U.S. policy last week, which eliminated so-called “people-to-people” educational travel, was the driver of the change: 80% of its passengers on the route travel under that allowance.

“Travel is about making connections, and we were honored to have played a role in helping people make personal connections by traveling between the U.S. and Cuba,” said the airline’s chief commercial officer, Andrew Harrison, in a written statement.

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