Flights announced from Houston to Havana, Cuba

Posted: 22-Jul-15 09:35

Miami-based airline Havana Air will soon be offering non-stop service from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, to Havana, Cuba. The flights will start next month and come hot on the heels of the first direct flight from Orlando to Havana.

Flights announced from Houston to Havana, Cuba

Travellers from Houston will soon be able to take advantage of a new direct link to Cuba soon, as Havana Air has recently announced new flights to the Caribbean nation. A private airline, Havana Air will be offering non-stop flight service from George Bush Airport (IAH) in Houston to the city of Havana (HAV), starting in August.

The fights will be leaving weekly on Wednesdays and passengers will be flying on the Eastern Air Lines Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft. The partnership with Eastern Air Lines is allowing the company to provide a new level of service to Cuba with this state of the art aircraft.

The new flights provide a great travel option for those who are planning to visit Cuba. More American tourists are making the trip to Cuba since President Barak Obama has announced a number of economic and diplomatic changes in relations between the two countries. This now means that Americans are allowed to visit Cuba as long as they are visiting for one of the approved reasons – such as visiting family, participating in educational programs, volunteering, conducting religious activities, carrying out research and serving in humanitarian projects. General tourism is still not permitted from the USA to Cuba, visitors must be able to prove that their trip fits into one of the approved categories.

At the moment Havana Air already offers services from Miami and Key West to Havana. There are also flights available from Miami to other destinations in Cuba, such as Camaguey and Santa Clara. Other airlines in the USA are also looking to add Cuba flights. United Airlines announced in January that it will be looking to offer direct flights from Houston and Newark to Havana.

It might also be possible in the future to visit Cuba from America via a cruise. Carnival Corp. has announced last week that it plans to launch cruises to Cuba. This means that it will be the very first American cruise company to offer tourist cruises to Cuba since the trade embargo was put in place in 1960.

How do the cruises circumvent the laws banning strictly tourist travel to Cuba? They will be offered through Carnival's new brand "Fathom" which offers trips where passengers volunteer to participate on social activities once they have reached their destination.


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