Alaska Airlines will launch new flights to Havana, Cuba on January 5, 2017.
The daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles is the only nonstop flight to Cuba from the West Coast.
The flights were awarded by the U.S. DOT in August, and remain subject to approval by the Cuban aviation authorities.
Schedule of new service:
|Start date||City pair||Departs||Arrives||Frequency|
|Jan. 5||Los Angeles-Havana||8:50 a.m.||4:55 p.m.||Daily|
|Jan. 5||Havana-Los Angeles||5:55 p.m.||8:45 p.m.||Daily|
All times based on local time zones
To aid customers interested in visiting Cuba, Alaska is working with Cuba Travel Services, the leading travel company serving the destination with more than 17 years of experience. Customers are encouraged to contact Cuba Travel Services for assistance securing travel visas, hotel lodging, and ground transportation and creating itineraries, among other things.
The airlines and routes to Havana approved by DOT are:
- Alaska Airlines, which will operate a 1X-daily flight from Los Angeles;
- American Airlines, which will operate 4X-daily service from Miami and a 1X-daily flight from Charlotte, North Carolina;
- Delta Air Lines, which will operate 1X-daily service to Havana from each of three cities: New York-JFK, Atlanta and Miami;
- Frontier Airlines, which will operate 1X-daily service from Miami;
- JetBlue Airways, which will operate 2X-daily service from Fort Lauderdale, Florida (excluding Saturday, which will be 1X-daily) and 1X-daily service from both New York-JFK and Orlando, Florida;
- Southwest Airlines, which will operate 2X-daily service from Fort Lauderdale and1X-daily service from Tampa, Florida;
- Spirit Airlines, which will operate 2X-daily service from Fort Lauderdale; and
- United Airlines, which will operate 1X-daily service from Newark, New Jersey and 1X-weekly service (Saturday) from Houston.
Here are the non-Havana airlines and routes.