United Resumes Flights to Cuba After More Than Two Years

United resumed operations between the United States and Cuba after a suspension of more than two and a half years. The airline will provide the only non-stop service between the state of Texas and the Caribbean nation. The carrier's last operation in Cuba, was on March 28, 2020, on a…

U.S. Carriers Seek to Capitalize on Additional Cuba Flights

United Airlines has requested an additional 30-day waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) ahead of an Oct. 31 deadline to resume flights to Cuba. Reuters reports that the airline has been faced with challenges to relaunch the service that was suspended at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic.…

Icelandair Applies for Cuban, Other Charter Flights

It is not unusual for an airline to operate charter flights during schedule downtime. Airlines in the U.S. have been found to operate many sports and athletic charters during off-peak seasons of the year. But Icelandair aircraft have been found in the most unusual places almost on a yearly basis,…

Cubana Drops Buenos Aires, Gets Suspended From IATA’s BSP

The national flag carrier of Cuba, Cubana de Aviación, announced via Facebook that it would suspend flights from Havana to Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to the post, the cessation of service is due to the current health situation stemming from Covid-19 and also mentioned a continuing measure to "restrict passenger…

Taking Off During a Pandemic: Nolinor President Discusses New Airline

North America currently has the highest death toll of airlines lost to the pandemic. U.S. regional carriers Compass Airlines and Trans States Airlines have both shut down as a result of weakened demand caused by COVID-19. On the other hand, the continent is also home to the world’s newest airline…

Etihad Airways Completes Humanitarian Flight to Cuba

There is a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to the current global pandemic’s effects on the airline industry. Even though airlines across the world have been required to cut capacity and then attempt to rebound to make up the losses, Etihad Airways is one of the…

Cayo Largo del Sur Airport Closes For At Least a…

The airport in Cayo Largo, a resort island in Cuba, closed unexpectedly on Tuesday, stranding passengers with no way out. The closure was initiated after the airport’s runway was damaged. At the time of writing, it is unclear how the damage occurred, but the airport will be closed until at…

An Old Airplane is Not an Unsafe One

The recent crash of a leased-Cubana Boeing 737 has caused the media to focus on the age of the aircraft. The Mexican registered airplane crashed on takeoff from Havana on a domestic flight to Holguin. The aircraft involved in the accident was a thirty-nine-year-old Boeing 737-200 that was manufactured in…

Updated: Cubana Flight Crashes Shortly After Takeoff from Havana

At 1 p.m. local time, a Boeing 737-200 crashed shortly after taking off from Jose Marti International Airport, the main international airport serving Havana, Cuba. Despite mixed information and unconfirmed accounts of the aircraft involved in the incident, AirlineGeeks can accurately state that the Boeing 737-200 aircraft was operated by…