Southwest Drops Two of Three Cuba Routes

From September 4, 2017, Southwest Airlines will end service to two of the three cities the airline flies to in Cuba. The airline currently serves Varadero and Santa Clara once daily from Ft. Lauderdale and Havana three times daily, twice from Ft. Lauderdale and once from Tampa. Southwest initially began…

Opinion: Are U.S. Airline Flights to Cuba a Lost Cause?

Back in December, I wrote an article discussing airlines’ overzealousness to jump into the Cuban aviation market. It was right on the heels of American announcing they would be cutting a couple of their flights from Miami to secondary Cuban cities and downgrading a few others to regional jets. Many…

Spirit Airlines Becomes Latest Airline to Drop Cuban Operations

On Friday, South Florida-based Spirit Airlines announced that they would be pulling service to Cuba, joining fellow ultra-low cost carrier Frontier Airlines and regional carrier Silver Airways in leaving the island nation.  Spirit's sole Cuban route between Ft. Lauderdale and Havana will end on May 31. Spirit’s flight to Havana…

U.S. Airlines Reducing Service to Cuba Due to Lower Demand…

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…

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…