U.S. to Cuba?


#1

Hi. For many years I’ve heard that there’s no way to fly to Cuba without flying to Mexico, Canada, ect. first. But, it looks like Havana gets a few flight daily from U.S. cities. Here are some of them.
flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU8605
flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9470
flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL1823
So my question is for one, I know that they’re charters but who is chartering all these flights?


#2

See
travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_t … _1097.html
wikitravel.org/en/Cuba
online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 … 86950.html


#3

In addition to Havana there’s also flights somewhere less fun - flightaware.com/live/airport/MUGM/arrivals


#4

There are dozens of flights between the US and Cuba daily. Prior to a few months ago the only approved gateway to fly from was Miami. Now a number of other gateways are available but the only ones I’ve seen being used are JFK and TPA (which also have sizeable Cuban populations).


#5

Do any of the majors fly to Havana actually list these flights? Nothing is in the OAG. All I have seen are supplemental carriers making daily trips.


#6

All of the fights are chartered flights so they won’t show in the OAG.


#7

Here’s a list of the only airports in the US authorized to handle charter flights to HAV: ORD, ATL, BWI, DFW, MSY, PIT, TPA, MIA, FLL, SJU, and JFK.

As to who’s chartering the flights, many “universities” and “companies” charter flights. I put these in quotes because in reality there is a wide array of people using these flights, such as tourists (which is technically illegal).

online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 … 86950.html


#8

The list is out of date. There is currently service by Continental from LAX. Other airports recently approved include IAH,
OAK , and EYW. EYW is limited to aircraft with less than 10 seats.

For a list of 2011 schedules, see marazul.com/flight_others_eng.html (hopefully this will be updated with the 2012 schedules)


#9

Wow, I’m amazed how quickly flights are being added to HAV.