The first non-stop flight from Charlotte to Havana, Cuba will departed Wednesday morning.
American Airlines (AAL) implemented a cut to its Cuba flights the weekend before the us presidential election saying the expected travel surge to the island just isn't happening. "Today's Newark to Havana flight will be the culmination of many months of hard work, planning and anticipation".
Delta re-launched its scheduled passenger service with nonstop daily flights from the USA to Cuba.
Now that U.S. regulators have made their decisions on service awards for Cuba, the airlines must now prepare to serve a country with unique challenges - ranging from airport infrastructure to hotel room availability. Miller said American, the world's largest airline, will reduce daily service to 10 round-trip flights from the current thirteen. Passenger Antonio Salazar, of Bayonne, says the roughly 31/2-hour flight to visit family is great because it's faster than flying to Miami to catch a flight.
The Atlanta-based carrier is one of eight airlines the U.S. Department of Transportation recently cleared to fly to Havana.
United will operate both services with Boeing 737 aircraft.
"This is the first time we've had commercial service to Havana in over 60 years", Cody said.
Responding to the changing market demand, American Airlines Group Inc.