Silver Airways Receives Flight Approval from Cuban Government

Silver Airways Receives Flight Approval from Cuban Government

Silver Airways has received Cuban government approval to operate regularly scheduled commercial service to Cuba, including service from Fort Lauderdale to Santa Clara, Camagüey, Cienfuegos, and Holguín. In addition, Silver is seeking Cuban government approval for service from Fort Lauderdale to Santiago, Cayo Coco, Varadero, Cayo Largo, and Manzanillo. Silver Airways’ first flight 100 is … Read more

Cuba Approves First Scheduled Flights for American Airlines and JetBlue

Cuba Approves First Scheduled Flights for American Airlines and JetBlue

According to a report in the Miami Herald, American Airlines and JetBlue have received final approval from the Cuban government to begin commercial airline service to several airports on the island. JetBlue, with a flight scheduled to Santa Clara from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Aug. 31, will be the first regularly scheduled flight to … Read more

Southwest Airlines Receives Approval For FLL/Tampla-Havana Flights

Southwest Airlines Receives Approval For FLL/Tampla-Havana Flights

Southwest Airlines today was informed by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that the carrier has been preliminarily awarded authority to serve Havana with twice daily nonstop service from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and once daily nonstop service from Tampa Bay International Airport. Pending finalized authority from DOT and subject to requisite approvals from the Cuban … Read more

What are the Security Risks of Resuming U.S. Commercial Air Service to Cuba?

What are the Security Risks of Resuming U.S. Commercial Air Service to Cuba?

The following is the statement of Paul Fujimura, Assistant Administrator and Larry Mizell, TSA Representative, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation Security Subcommittee on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Introduction Good afternoon, Chairman Katko, Ranking Member Rice, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee.  Thank you for … Read more