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American carriers line up to offer Cuba services

American carriers line up to offer Cuba services

3 March 2016 Airline News Tourism News

United Airlines has submitted its formal application to the US department of transportation for authority to provide service from four of its largest US gateway cities – Newark/New York, Houston, Washington, D.C. and Chicago – to Havana’s José Martí International Airport. At the same time American Airlines issued proposal to operate scheduled services, including ten daily frequencies to Havana from American’s Latin America gateway hub in Miami.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Havana, a city that fell asleep

Breaking Travel News investigates: Havana, a city that fell asleep

21 January 2016 Focus

For generations Cuba has been a tantalising prospect for American travellers, always just out of reach across the Straits of Florida. Now, with restrictions on travel beginning to lift, the rapidly growing flows of tourists to the capital Havana risk destroying what makes the city so vibrant. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole visits to find a city on the cusp of resurrection.

American Airlines welcomes US-Cuba thaw

American Airlines welcomes US-Cuba thaw

20 July 2015 Airline News Tourism News

American Airlines has welcomed the reopening of the US Embassy in Havana and the Cuban Embassy in Washington. “The reopening of the United States and Cuban embassies in Havana and Washington is an important step toward building new commercial relationships and re-establishing scheduled air service between the US and Cuba,” said American chairman Doug Parker.

CHTA warns Caribbean to avoid complacency over Cuban tourism growth

CHTA warns Caribbean to avoid complacency over Cuban tourism growth

For far too long the Caribbean has taken tourism for granted according to a white paper issued by the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association entitled Cuba: The Great Disruption for the Good of the Caribbean. The paper states that the country that many regard as the least capitalistic in the region is about to teach its neighbour governments, capitalists and free market adherents a lesson.

Air France boosts Cuba connections as tourism soars

Air France boosts Cuba connections as tourism soars

26 May 2015 Airline News

Air France has confirmed it will operate an additional weekly flight to Havana in Cuba from October 2015, increasing its offer to 11 weekly departures during winter 2015. Air France has offered flights to Cuba for the past 17 years, operating daily services from the UK to Havana via Paris-Charles de Gaulle throughout the summer season.

JetBlue Airways adds charter flight to Cuba

JetBlue Airways adds charter flight to Cuba

14 February 2015 Airline News Tourism News

JetBlue Airways has signed an agreement with its partner, ABC Charters, to add a new charter flight to Cuba beginning this summer. The weekly flight, which begins on June 5th, will operate on Fridays from Tampa to Havana. The addition marks one of the first expansions in charter service by a major US airline since restrictions on travel to Cuba were eased in January.

Cuba set for US travel boom as restrictions eased

Cuba set for US travel boom as restrictions eased

Cuba is expected to receive a boom in visitors from the United States after the Obama administration took a series of steps to normalise relations between the two countries. At present, travel between the two destinations is heavily restricted, with direct commercial flights banned, special visas compulsory and visitors required to join strictly controlled groups.

Abercrombie & Kent suspends Cuba plans

Abercrombie & Kent has suspended plans to offer holidays to Cuba following concerns over its relationship with the Foundation for Caribbean Studies. The luxury travel tour company had affiliated itself to the Cuba-based Foundation in an attempt to open the ‘people-to-people’ requirement needed to offer trips to the island.