United Airlines will now fly daily between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport beginning 20 July.
Subject to government approval, United will operate the new service with either a Boeing 737-800 mainline aircraft or Embraer E175 regional aircraft operated by Mesa Airlines as United Express.
United’s vice president of international network, Patrick Quayle said: “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.
“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.”
From Houston, United provides the only service to Havana from the entire central and western United States. It also provides daily nonstop service between New York/Newark and Havana.