United Airlines to Expand Houston-Havana to Daily Service

By Anna Breuer on 30 March 2018
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IMG_5590 (1)United Airlines announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has tentatively awarded it and its regional flying partner Mesa Airlines authority to offer daily non-stop service between George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Havana’s Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí.

United currently offers Saturday-only service on this route.

The carrier will operate the Houston-Havana service with Boeing 737-800 aircraft and Embraer E175 regional jets, the latter to be operated by Mesa Airlines, which will operate the regional jet aircraft as United Express. Embraer E175 two-cabin regional jets offer 12 seats in United First and 64 seats in United Economy, including 16 extra-legroom Economy Plus seats.

United Economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment. Additionally, the seats feature adjustable headrests and personal on-demand entertainment systems.

In a statement, the Chicago-based carrier thanked a host of politicians including Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner for their support of the expansion.

United also operates a city ticket office in Havana where visitors and Cuban nationals can book flights.

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