The Department of Transportation has tentatively awarded U.S-Havana route allocations to American, Delta, Southwest, JetBlue and United.
The routes, which add up to the equivalent of five daily, will replace Havana service that has been dropped by Spirit, Alaska, Frontier and Delta due to lack of demand.
Should DOT finalize the awards, U.S. airlines will once again offer 20 daily frequencies to Havana, which is the maximum allowed under the aviation agreement between the U.S. and Cuba.
Under the tentative approvals, American would offer an additional daily flight between Miami and Havana, adding to the four dailies it already flies. Delta would offer a second daily Miami-Havana flight. That second flight would effectively replace the New York-Havana service Delta terminated on Feb. 1.
JetBlue would be awarded six-times-weekly service from Fort Lauderdale to the Cuban capital, adding to the 12 weekly frequencies it already offers on that route. JetBlue would also receive one weekly allocation for Havana-Boston service.
Southwest would be awarded a third daily route between Fort Lauderdale and Havana.
Finally, United would get six more frequencies per week to Havana from Houston Bush, allowing it to turn a weekly route into a daily one. Read More