United Airlines Wants to Restart Flights to Cuba Later this Year

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United Airlines Flights to Cuba

United Airlines Wants to Restart Flights to Cuba

United Airlines revealed last week that it wants to resume flights to Cuba later this year, joining American Airlines and JetBlue.

The carrier originally stopped flights to the Caribbean island nation in March of 2020 due to the pandemic but told Reuters that it has been working “for months” to resume the flights and has asked the Department of Transportation (DOT) for a 30-day waiver to continue to assess the situation.

United said it must first “undertake significant work including re-negotiating multiple contracts with service providers that have lapsed, building out necessary infrastructure in Terminal 3 at Havana’s airport where United is being relocated.”

Given those challenges, the Chicago-based airline is concerned it cannot resume flights by an Oct. 31 USDOT deadline.

On Monday, the DOT approved increased flights to Cuba for both American Airlines and JetBlue. American will add 13 more weekly flights to Havana from its hub in Miami, while JetBlue will add a flight to Havana from Fort Lauderdale.

American already flies six daily flights to Cuba and JetBlue has three.

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