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Southwest drops two routes to Cuba; Havana flights to stay

Southwest drops two routes to Cuba; Havana flights to stay Ben Mutzabaugh , USA TODAY Published 8:46 a.m. ET June 29, 2017 Southwest Airlines will ax two of its three routes to Cuba, becoming the latest U.S. carrier to trim flights to the nation amid disappointing demand. Southwest said flights to Varadero and Santa Clara […] Continue reading

What Trump’s new Cuba policy means for travelers to the island

What Trump’s new Cuba policy means for travelers to the island BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Since President Donald Trump announced his new Cuba policy, Tom Popper’s phone has been ringing off the hook. Callers have questions, lots of questions, about how they can travel to Cuba as individuals, what people-to-people tours are and how they […] Continue reading

GLITCH ON THOMAS COOK FLIGHT TO CUBA LEAVES AIRLINE WITH £500K BILL

GLITCH ON THOMAS COOK FLIGHT TO CUBA LEAVES AIRLINE WITH £500K BILL Trip delayed 24 hours after Airbus A330 jet returned to Manchester with oil pressure problem SIMON CALDER TRAVEL CORRESPONDENT @SimonCalder Hundreds of Thomas Cook Airlines passengers have had their Cuban holiday extended by more than 24 hours after an inflight mechanical incident involving […] Continue reading

French Airline Corsair Starts Flights to Havana

French Airline Corsair Starts Flights to Havana CUBAN NEWS AGENCY. Friday, 9 June, 2017 Corsair aircrafts currently flies to the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, Canada and West Africa With the arrival of its first flight ever from Paris to Havana this Thursday, June 8, the French airline Corsair, opened a new route into the Caribbean. […] Continue reading

Cuba Is ‘Huge Opportunity’ for U.S. Travel Companies, BCG Says

Cuba Is ‘Huge Opportunity’ for U.S. Travel Companies, BCG Says | May 10, 2017, at 12:18 a.m. HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba represents a “huge” but challenging opportunity for U.S. cruise, airline and hotel companies as American visitors to the Caribbean island could increase as much as sevenfold by 2025, according to a report by the […] Continue reading

This is why American tourists don’t want to travel to Cuba

This is why American tourists don’t want to travel to Cuba By Kari Paul Published: May 3, 2017 6:39 a.m. ET Interest is waning a year after the country was opened up to U.S. visitors A flash of excitement about travel to Cuba after the country opened its borders to the U.S. in 2016 for […] Continue reading

Direct flights from Minnesota to Cuba are stuck at the gate, and may be for quite a while

Direct flights from Minnesota to Cuba are stuck at the gate, and may be for quite a while Sun Country plays a waiting game while President Trump’s Cuba policy unfurls. By Kristen Leigh Painter Star Tribune APRIL 29, 2017 — 5:25PM Nonstop flights between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Cuba are stalled — and becoming less likely. […] Continue reading

JetBlue, American and Delta apply for more flights to Havana

JetBlue, American and Delta apply for more flights to Havana BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com While several U.S. airlines have cut flights to Cuba citing weak demand, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Delta Air Lines are investing in more service to Havana. Monday, American filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation requesting seven weekly […] Continue reading

Spirit, the fifth airline to cut back on Cuba, ends flights to Havana

Spirit, the fifth airline to cut back on Cuba, ends flights to Havana BY CHABELI HERRERA cherrera@miamiherald.com Spirit Airlines’ Cuba fever is cooling down — big time. The ultra-low cost carrier is ending its Havana flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in June. That makes it the fifth U.S. airline to cut back flights to […] Continue reading

Spirit Airlines to end Havana service June 1; last flights on May 31

Spirit Airlines to end Havana service June 1; last flights on May 31 Arlene SatchellContact Reporter Sun Sentinel Another U.S. air carrier is saying ‘Adios’ to Cuba. Low-cost Spirit Airlines plans to operate its last flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Havana on May 31, an airline official said early Friday. The news comes […] Continue reading

Virgin Atlantic launches new route to Cuba’s biggest beach resort

Virgin Atlantic launches new route to Cuba’s biggest beach resort The Caribbean island is home to some seriously amazing sandy white beaches BYJULIE DELAHAYE 11:01, 3 APR 2017UPDATED11:45, 3 APR 2017 When you think of Cuba, it’s Havana’s colourful buildings and classic 1950s-esque cars that spring to mind. However, there’s so much more to the […] Continue reading

New Airline Will Link Havana And Barcelona

New Airline Will Link Havana And Barcelona 14ymedio, 27 March 2017 – The Spanish airline Plus Ultra will operate regular flights between Havana and Barcelona from July 1, according to reports in Spanish media. The flights will operate once a week and will be the first to directly link both cities. As a launch promotion, […] Continue reading

Airlines rushed to fly to Cuba. Here’s why they’ve now pulled back.

Airlines rushed to fly to Cuba. Here’s why they’ve now pulled back. Mar 20, 2017, 2:02pm EDT INDUSTRIES & TAGS Travel & Tourism Multiple commercial airlines in recent days have announced they will drop their flights to Cuba, a stark reversal from the enthusiasm the industry displayed when bidding for permission to fly those routes […] Continue reading

The Cuba travel bubble is popping

Analysis: The Cuba travel bubble is popping Fabiola Santiago Miami Herald At the height of the Cuba travel frenzy, unleashed by the restoration of diplomatic relations and relaxed U.S. travel rules, not a day went by without an onslaught of photos on social media of americanos cruising Havana in antique convertibles and puffing on cigars. […] Continue reading

Airlines Are Fleeing Cuba Again

Airlines Are Fleeing Cuba Again American Airlines has already reduced its capacity in Cuba and JetBlue Airways is set to do so in early May. This week, Silver Airways and Frontier Airlines said they will exit the Cuban market entirely. Adam Levine-Weinberg (TMFGemHunter) Mar 15, 2017 at 11:20 AM Just six months ago, a slew […] Continue reading

State of the Cruise Industry – Trump Effect, Cuba and More

State of the Cruise Industry: Trump Effect, Cuba and More by Susan Young | Mar 15, 2017 9:32am “Demand for cruising in the last 10 years has increased 62 percent,” Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), told thousands attending the Seatrade Cruise Global conference’s “State of the Industry” general session at […] Continue reading

Two U.S. Airlines Are Already Done With Cuba

Two U.S. Airlines Are Already Done With Cuba Too many flights and too little demand send Silver and Frontier packing. by Justin Bachman March 14, 2017, 9:45 AM GMT+1 U.S. airlines that rushed into Cuba last year knew the going would be tough. But it’s turned out to be such an unexpected financial slog that […] Continue reading

Weak demand prompts two U.S. airlines to cancel Cuba service

Weak demand prompts two U.S. airlines to cancel Cuba service BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The shake-up continues in the Cuba travel business with two U.S. airlines announcing Monday that they planned to cancel their routes to the island. Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways said it had made “the difficult but necessary” decision to suspend all its […] Continue reading

Airlines Drop Cuba Flights, Citing Lower Demand Than Anticipated

Airlines Drop Cuba Flights, Citing Lower Demand Than Anticipated By FRANCES ROBLES MARCH 13, 2017 Just six months after being the first airline to sell seats on regularly scheduled flights to Cuba, Silver Airways, a regional carrier based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., that specializes in smaller markets, will scrap its service to the island next […] Continue reading

Flight confusion reigns as Cuba’s tourism boom is beset by teething problems

Flight confusion reigns as Cuba’s tourism boom is beset by teething problems Claire Boobbyer The Telegraph 17 February 2017 Cuba remains a hot-ticket destination for British travellers as airlines launch new routes and cruise tourism surges. But as the boom continues, confusion has taken hold over whether Britons are able to board the new direct […] Continue reading

Now That Cuba Is Open, Americans Aren’t Going

Now That Cuba Is Open, Americans Aren’t Going Last year they couldn’t wait to see Havana. This year airlines cut service. What happened? by Justin Bachman February 17, 2017, 9:45 AM GMT+1 America, did you miss the travel industry’s memo declaring Cuba the hottest new destination? Apparently. Service to the long-time U.S. foe began in […] Continue reading

Trump’s warnings grow, but so are travelers and flights to Cuban soil

Trump’s warnings grow, but so are travelers and flights to Cuban soil Harriet Baskas, Special to CNBC Last week, the newly inaugurated Trump administration warned it was in the middle of a “full review” of U.S. policy toward Cuba—prompting new questions about how committed President Donald Trump will be to the political and cultural thaw […] Continue reading

American Airlines opens Havana ticket office

American Airlines opens Havana ticket office American Airlines celebrated the grand opening of its Havana ticket office on Tuesday. The sales center is in El Centro de Negocios de Miramar, a two-block section of office and retail buildings in the city’s Miramar/Playa section where other international airline and travel offices are located. American began flying […] Continue reading

Airlines gearing up to protect flights to Cuba

Airlines gearing up to protect flights to Cuba BY MELANIE ZANONA – 01/31/17 06:00 AM EST 4 U.S. airlines began lobbying Washington on Cuba last year as they fought to win commercial flight routes to the island nation for the first time in 50 years. But travel advocates expect to see an even bigger lobbying […] Continue reading

Port Everglades to explore cruise, export opportunities with Cuba

Port Everglades to explore cruise, export opportunities with Cuba Marcia Heroux Pounds More cruises and exports to Cuba? Port Everglades to explore opportunities with Cuban officials Port Everglades plans to sign an agreement with Cuba designed to generate job opportunities locally and revenue for both the port and its Caribbean counterpart, according to a letter […] Continue reading

More U.S. carriers are cutting back on flights to Cuba

More U.S. carriers are cutting back on flights to Cuba ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com Silver Airways plans to trim its flight schedule to Cuba starting early next year, becoming the second U.S. airline to reduce the frequency of flights to the island, Travel Weekly reported. Between January and February, the airline — which flies out of […] Continue reading

A Flight to Cuba Costs Less Than $60 Right Now

A Flight to Cuba Costs Less Than $60 Right Now Brad Tuttle Money December 2, 2016 A few short months after a mad rush by airlines to blanket Cuba with flights from the U.S., the number of departures is being scaled back due to weak demand. What’s more, prices for the Cuba flights that remain […] Continue reading