Cuba flight routes approved by US

The US Department of Transportation has announced that the following 6 airlines have been approved for Cuba flight routes with a total of 90 round-trip flights per day to Cuba.

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Old American car in Havana
Old American car in Havanna with the Capitol in the Background. Image: Severin.stalder, Creative Commons.

American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Silver Airways, Southwest and Sun Country Airlines. Each will be permitted to operate flights from their hubs in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Philadelphia.

The Cuban cities served will be Camaguey, Cayo Coco, Cayo Largo, Cienfuegos, Holguín, Manzanillo, Matanzas, Santa Clara and Santiago de Cuba. You will notice Havana is missing, due to high demand this will come separately after all requests have been reviewed. Delta, United and Alaska only requested service to Havana and thus have not announce new routing as of yet.

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Cuba is looking to become a popular tourist destination for the US now that travel restrictions have been reduced. Carnival corporation created a new cruise brand under Fathom offering cruises to Cuba which started in early May 2016.

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