Delta Air Lines is to add a second non-stop flight from Miami International Airport to Havana in Cuba starting on 28 October 2018.
The US carrier will operate the service five times a week on an Airbus A320 aircraft. It adds to the daily service it already runs.
Delta’s managing director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Luciano Macagno said: “Because Miami is an important market for Delta we want to offer more options to our customers.
“The new flight provides our customers with an evening departure from both points in addition to the current morning flight out of Miami and Havana, where we are about to mark our second year of renewed service.”
Last year, Delta celebrated the first anniversary of its return of service to Cuba after the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded Delta the ability to resume non-stop scheduled service to Cuba on 31 August, 2016, and the return flights from the three US cities to Havana took place on 1 December, 2016.
The airline began offering daily flights for the first time in 55 years, connecting Havana with Miami, New York-JFK, and Atlanta. Delta was the first US airline to open a ticket office at the Havana sector of La Rampa, which was later expanded to accommodate increased customer demand.
In 2018, Delta launched routes from New York, including one to Antigua & Barbuda, beginning on 22 December, a second daily flight to Nassau, The Bahamas, from 1 October, a new daily service to Kingston, Jamaica, effective 20 December and a new Saturday service to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, beginning 22 December.
Meanwhile, Delta and its partner Aeromexico will connect Detroit three times a week with Queretaro starting 17 September this year when an Aeromexico Embraer E190 starts flying between the two industrial cities.
This is the 13th route launched under the joint cooperation agreement between both airlines, strengthening the power of the network in the transborder market.
Wayne County Airport Authority interim chief executive officer, Chad Newton said: “We are pleased to see Aeromexico flying four routes from Detroit just one year after the airline returned to Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
“Queretaro is another route important to our revived and vibrant auto industry. It is also an example of DTW’s growth. Queretaro will become the third new international destination from Detroit added by an airline this year.”