United States: Eight American Airlines Apply to Fly from US to Cuba

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Eight American airlines have filed for permission to fly from cities in the United States to travel destinations in Cuba following an agreement reached in February to re-establish scheduled air links between the two countries.

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A street in Old Havana. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

 

Under a new agreement 20 flights a day will be allowed to link US cities with Havana, the Cuban capital. Up to 10 flights will also be allowed for flights linking the US with 9 other cities with international airports.

Scheduled air links between the United States and Cuba were stopped following the Communist Revolution in 1959. Following an agreement reached in February 2016, the first regularly scheduled flights in five decades will be resumed.

US Airlines will be allowed 110 flights between the United States and Cuba each day, but only 20 of them can be to Havana. Is it because of the airport’s small size?

Here is a quick round-up of what U.S. airlines applying for Cuban routes have to say.

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Alaska Airlines Files Application to Fly Los Angeles – Havana, Cuba

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Alaska Airlines today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation seeking approval to fly two daily nonstop flights from its Latin America gateway of Los Angeles to Havana, Cuba.

 

American Airlines Submits Application to US Department of Transportation to Operate Scheduled Service to Cuba

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American Airlines today submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation proposing to operate scheduled service between the United States and Cuba, including 10 daily frequencies to Havana from American’s Latin America gateway hub in Miami and additional service to Havana from American’s hubs in Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Chicago.

 

Delta Applies to Serve Cuba from Four U.S. Cities

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Delta Air Lines filed an application with the U.S. government to provide non-stop service to Cuba from four key cities in the United States.

 

Frontier Airlines Applies for Denver – Havana Flight

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Frontier Airlines has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for the right to fly seven new routes to the island, including one daily nonstop flight between Denver International Airport and José Marti International Airport in the Cuban capital, Frontier spokesman Jim Faulkner confirmed Wednesday.

 

JetBlue Submits Application for U.S.- Cuba Service

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JetBlue today announced that, building on its successful charter service, the airline has submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation for commercial air service on multiple routes between the U.S. and Cuba.

 

Silver Airways Files Application to Establish Long Awaited Bridge to Cuba

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Silver Airways, which operates more routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline, today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide long awaited scheduled air service to 10 Cuban destinations from five cites in Florida, including Key West, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, and Fort Myers/Naples.

Southwest Files Application to Operate Nonstop Service from Three Florida Airports to Cuba- LINK TAKEN DOWN

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Southwest Airlines filed an application today with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting governmental approval to serve Cuba with daily nonstop flights from the carrier’s three busiest airports in Florida: Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL); Tampa Bay International Airport (TPA); and Orlando International Airport (MCO).

 

United Airlines Applies to Serve Cuba from Four Global Gateways – LINK TAKEN DOWN

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United Airlines today submitted its formal application to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for authority to provide service from four of its largest U.S. gateway cities – Newark/New York, Houston, Washington, D.C. and Chicago – to Havana’s José Martí International Airport.

 

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