By the Caribbean Journal staff
The new wave of Cuba flight expansion is well underway.
Following JetBlue’s announcement of a major expansion in service to Havana, United has announced plans to increase its Houston-Havana service to daily flights beginning July 20.
The company will launch the new daily service on either Boeing 737-800 or Embraer E175 regional jet aircraft operated by Mesa Airlines as United Express.
“This expansion to Havana will provide significant public benefits to our city, region and state. As a diverse global city – in which many people speak Spanish – we are heavily reliant on international travel for our economic success,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. “Worldwide access to Houston by air helps bring financial health back to Houston after Hurricane Harvey. The addition of Havana to Houstonians’ travel options will also help us build cultural bridges with our neighbor nation across the gulf.”
That will open up Havana to 44 destinations in the central and western United States.
“United’s new daily service to Cuba will offer more opportunities to connect our customers traveling from Houston and the central and western United States directly to Havana,” said Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of International Network. “Houston is United’s gateway to Latin America and its convenient location offers customers easy access to connect to 44 destinations across our broad domestic network.”