United Airline Flights from Houston to Havana Coming Soon
Soon you'll be able to take a flight to Cuba, you know, for the kids. Or the Cigars.
It's true. According to mySA, as of right now, the Department of transportation has agreed, tentatively, to approve United Airlines application for nonstop flights between Bush Intercontinental Airport and Havana's Jose Marti International Airport.
The flights will be on Saturdays and are expected to begin later this year.
United will also offer daily nonstop flights to Cuba from Newark Liberty International Airport. In a press release, United's chief executive, Oscar Munoz, said..."These flights open the door to a new world of travel and opportunities for our customers. We are proud of the important and historic role our airline will play in connecting the U.S. and Cuba, as commercial air travel takes flight between these countries for the first time in more than 50 years."
Houston isn't the only lucky city with flying rights. Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; Los Angeles; Newark, New Jersey; New York; Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa will offer flights to Cuba. In addition, seven other airlines got the O.K. to go to Havana including Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest and Spirit. Southwest didn't apply to fly out of Houston, but they did get permission to fly out of Fort Lauderdale and Tampa.