Over the past year, there has been much speculation about which US airlines would be approved to offer direct flights to Cuba. Earlier this summer, many carriers were given access to fly to a variety of Cuban destinations, but one question remained - which would be allowed the Havana route? Here are the 8 airlines that are now offering direct flights from the US to Havana.
1. Delta: Starting December 1, 2016, Delta will begin daily flights from New York (JFK), Atlanta and Miami to Havana. Tickets are available for purchase from September 10th on.
2. United: Trips to Havana can now be booked on United’s website, with direct routes from Houston (Saturdays) and Newark (daily) beginning on November 29, 2016.
3. JetBlue: JetBlue made history on August 29 when they operated the first commercial passenger flight into Cuba in almost 55 years. The airline will be offering 2x daily flights to Havana, (1x daily on Saturdays), from Fort Lauderdale, and daily flights from Orlando and New York (JFK).
4. Southwest: Southwest will be offering 2x daily nonstop flights from Fort Lauderdale in addition to daily flights from Tampa. They are also offering service to Varadero and Santa Clara, Cuba.
5. American Airlines: AA will offer a 4x daily service from Miami to Havana and a 1x daily service from Charlotte, North Carolina.
6. Alaska Airlines: Alaska Airlines is currently scheduling a same-aircraft route between Seattle, Los Angeles and Havana.
7. Frontier: Frontier will be offering a 1x direct daily flight from Miami.
8. Spirit: Beginning on December 1, 2016 Spirit Airlines will service Havana 2x daily from Fort Lauderdale. Tickets for these flights went on sale September 1st.