A new way to get to Cuba
By Dana Niland
American Airlines and Cuba Travel Services will launch the first charter flight service between Los Angeles International Airport and Jose Marti International Airport in Havana later this year, providing travelers the only nonstop service from the West Coast to Cuba since the easing of travel restrictions.
The new charter service will operate on Saturdays beginning Dec. 12 on a Boeing 737 aircraft.
American will also begin offering a Saturday flight between Havana and Miami International Airport, which will also be sold by Cuba Travel Services.
“American is the premier carrier in Los Angeles and throughout the Caribbean, and this new charter flights shows how we can continue to expand our reach by offering new routes and services our customers want,” said Art Torno, American’s Senior Vice President – International and Cargo. “We stand ready to offer scheduled services as soon as the United States and Cuba allow commercial flights.”
With its new additions, American will now offer a total of 22 weekly flights from Miami, Tampa, and Los Angeles to five destinations throughout Cuba: Havana, Cienfuegos, Camaguey, Holguin, and Santa Clara.