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Tourism Boom Chokes Havana’s Airport

Tourism Boom Chokes Havana’s Airport 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 4 July 2017 — The passengers leave the plane and make their way around the buckets catching the leaks from the roof. They still have a long wait in at baggage claim and have to suffer under the air conditioning that hardly alleviates the heat. The […] 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

Found in Moscow’s Flea Markets: Car Parts, Jeans and Bargain-Hunting Cubans

Found in Moscow’s Flea Markets: Car Parts, Jeans and Bargain-Hunting Cubans They fly 13 hours seeking items to sell in a Communist island still starved of consumer goods MOSCOW—Sometimes the wheels of history turn slowly. The hottest shopping destination for Cubans is not across the water in Miami. It’s Moscow, 6,000 miles away. Tougher U.S. […] Continue reading

Cuban plane crashes, kills 8 troops on board, military says

Cuban plane crashes, kills 8 troops on board, military says CARAMBOLA, Cuba — A Cuban military plane crashed into a hillside Saturday in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight troops on board, the government said. Cuba’s military said in a statement that the Soviet-made AN-26 took off from the Playa Baracoa airport outside Havana […] 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

Tips from a traveler to Cuba

Tips from a traveler to Cuba By Amelia Rayno APRIL 7, 2017 — 1:45PM AMELIA RAYNO During a solo people-to-people tour of Cuba, I learned some important things through trial and error. Here are some important tips I wish I’d known before I went: • Bring more cash than you think you need; prices across […] Continue reading

Uncertainty surrounds charter flights from Pittsburgh to Cuba

Uncertainty surrounds charter flights from Pittsburgh to Cuba THERESA CLIFT | Monday, April 3, 2017, 11:00 p.m. Plans to launch charter service between Pittsburgh International Airport and Cuba are on hold indefinitely, a spokesman said Monday. Miami-based Choice Aire planned to start offering twice-weekly charter flights to Cuba by the end of last year, but […] Continue reading

Port of Seattle hopes to help out Cuban ports

Port of Seattle hopes to help out Cuban ports Glenn Farley, KING 7:30 PM. PDT March 30, 2017 As Cuba develops its ports, the Port of Seattle hopes to be a role model. In January, Port of Seattle commissioners and its then chief executive met with Cuban transportation officials in Havana. The occasion was the […] 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

3 ways to take a ride in Cuba

3 ways to take a ride in Cuba When in Cuba, be sure to experience every mode of transportation that you can, including horsecarts, bicycle taxis and a ‘Cuban Ferrari.’ By JENNIFER BAINTravel Editor Wed., March 15, 2017 CUBA-They call Bayamo “ciudad de los coches” — the city of horsecarts — so you know what […] 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

Traveling to Cuba now easier, but isn’t hassle free

Traveling to Cuba now easier, but isn’t hassle free By Marta Dhanis Published March 13, 2017 Fox News.com The Cuba experience: This is what you get after all the exhaustive planning Getting to the communist island after a 50-year hiatus is surprisingly easy. There’s still a couple challenges to overcome when planning your trip, but […] Continue reading

PlaneSense jets to fly to Cuba, Bermuda

PlaneSense jets to fly to Cuba, Bermuda By KIMBERLEY HAAS Union Leader Correspondent PORTSMOUTH — New Hampshire residents who participate in PlaneSense’s fractional aircraft ownership program can now travel to Cuba and Bermuda. “We have received many inquiries about travel to Cuba and Bermuda for both business and leisure opportunities,” spokesman Matt Cookson said. The […] 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

Florida ports send $65 million in goods to Cuba even as governor tries to limit trade expansion

Florida ports send $65 million in goods to Cuba even as governor tries to limit trade expansion BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Humanitarian shipments, frozen chicken parts, chocolate bars, empty beer kegs from the U.S. Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay, medicine, even a traveling Bible exhibit. These items and more have flowed through the state’s ports […] 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

Billion-dollar Odebrecht scandal engulfs Latin America

Billion-dollar Odebrecht scandal engulfs Latin America Tupac POINTU AFP February 3, 2017 Montevideo (AFP) – For years, Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht landed huge public works contracts by paying hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes. Now, the company’s dirty dealings have caught up with it — and the fallout is spreading across Latin America, where […] 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

Cuban delegation arrives amid threats by Gov. Scott to cut funding to ports that sign pacts

Cuban delegation arrives amid threats by Gov. Scott to cut funding to ports that sign pacts BY MIMI WHITEFIELD, AMY SHERMAN AND PATRICIA MAZZEI mwhitefield@miamiherald.com A high-level Cuban business delegation toured Port Everglades and met with port officials Thursday, although the planned highlight — the signing of a cooperation pact — was canceled after Gov. […] 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