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JetBlue's arrival in Cuba is celebrated by ground staff (Photo: jetBlue)

U.S. Airlines Reducing Service to Cuba Due to Lower Demand Than Anticipated

Effective on April 22, 2017, Silver Airways, a Fort Lauderdale-based regional carrier, will be ceasing its 22 daily flights to Cuba due to lower than anticipated demand and an inflation of the market. The decision comes just six months after Silver became one of the first airlines to begin selling regularly scheduled tickets to the island. Prior to the decision, Silver had used its Saab 340 aircraft to fly to smaller, provincial cities in Cuba such as Cienfuegos and Cayo…

Opinion: Did US Airlines Jump Into The Cuba Market Too…

American Airlines announced Thursday they would be cutting three of their Miami to Cuba frequencies on Feb. 16, 2017. The announcement of these cuts comes just days after the airline announced they would be cutting capacity on three other routes from Miami to the island nation. The airline said they…

¡Vayamos a La Habana! US Airlines Make History with Scheduled…

For over five decades, there has been no scheduled air service between the United States and Havana. As of Nov. 28, travel to and from the Cuban capital has gotten a bit easier thanks to new flights from American, United, jetBlue, Frontier, and Delta. Fifty-Five Years Ago In the early…

Commercial Service to Cuba: A Brief History and Potential Future

On Nov. 25, Fidel Castro, the former President of Cuba for over 30 years, passed away. While the former leader hasn’t been in charge of the country for the past eight years, his nationalist views and Marxist political ideology is still felt by Cuba’s population of more than 11 million…

First Scheduled Flight to Cuba in 50 Years Takes Off

August 31st, 2016 will go down as a historic day for relations increased between the United States and Cuba. For the first time in 50 years, scheduled flights between the United States and the Caribbean island took off. The honor for the first flights in 50 years went to jetBlue…

Your #AvBriefing for July 7, 2016

After a day at the office dreaming of soaring through the air, or a day up above the clouds dreaming of spending time with your loved ones back on the ground, we've gathered the perfect evening cool-down for you. From airlines starting flights to Cuba to a 17-year-old landing on…

US Airlines Announce Tentative Flights to Havana

July 7, 2016 was a very important day for airlines based in the United States. With the recent opening of travel to Cuba from the U.S., airlines were quick to apply for routes to Havana. Routes that were tentativly approved were announced today with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and American…

Coming Soon: Scheduled U.S. to Cuba Flights

On June 6th the United States Department of Transportation approved six airlines to begin offering flights into Cuba. The U.S carriers that have been selected include American Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest, Sun Country, Frontier, and Silver Airways. Each company is required to begin flying within 90 days of the dates requested in…

American Airlines Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary of Cuba Service

For American Airlines, April 5, 2016, marks 25 years of charter service to Cuba. On this day in 1991, the inaugural flight departed Miami International Airport bound for Havana's Jose Marti International Airport. The anniversary comes at the perfect time, since in early March, airlines submitted their applications for scheduled service…

Airlines Apply for Service to Cuba

On March 2, 2016, numerous US carriers submitted their applications for regularly scheduled service to Cuba. This was made possible after an agreement between the US and Cuba in February, which will allow for 110 daily flights to Havana and other Cuban cities. Currently, seven airlines have filed for service. Alaska…