American Airlines schedules first Cuba flights for September 2016 - bookable now!

Posted: 23-Jun-16 14:03

Delivering earlier than promised, American Airlines has become the first major U.S. carrier to not only set official launching dates for their recently approved new direct flights to Cuba but to also make them instantly bookable online through their website. The first commercial flights to Cuba from the U.S. will be taking off on 7th September 2016 and you can book your tickets ahead online.

American Airlines schedules first Cuba flights for September 2016 - bookable now!

Less than a week after the U.S. Department of Transportation gave the go-ahead to six American air carriers who had applied for regular routes to Cuba starting this Autumn, American Airlines announced the launching dates for their upcoming flights to Cuba and published the dates on their website alongside a link enabling visitors to book their seats online.

American Airlines’ first flights to Cuba will be landing at Cienfuegos and Holguin starting 7th September, followed by flights to Camaguey and Santa Clara taking off two days later on 9th September. Varadero will be the last destination to launch with two daily flights launching on 11th September 2016.

All routes depart from Miami and will vary in daily frequency. The Miami-Cienfuegos and Miami-Camaguey routes will fly once daily while the Miami-Holguin, Miami-Santa Clara and Miami-Varadero routes will be serviced twice daily.

Prices listed for now are on the expensive side but this can be expected to change as rival competitors join in and start announcing their flights to Cuba schedule. So far we are still awaiting official announcements from the other airlines that got their applications approved from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The inaugural flight linking Miami and Cienfuegos is currently priced at $488 for a round-trip fare and one-way tickets are not available to book online, although this could change in the future.

During the online booking process, customers will come across a popup window generated by American Airlines in which they are reminded of the approved reasons for travel to Cuba, listed under the 12 categories designated by the OFAC. By clicking the “continue” button the passenger agrees to comply with one of these 12 categories. So, while the travel ban to Cuba continues to be in place, the government’s approach to enforcing its now eased rules, has relaxed considerably, allowing for commercial flights to operate freely and making the whole process of booking a holiday to Cuba more hassle-free than ever.

For now, American Airlines (AA) has been the first to put their money where their mouth is and quickly launch their Cuba plans with a full schedule of flights that will star operating in less than three months. The other five airlines are expected to follow soon and we’re also awaiting the announcement of which airlines and which routes will receive the green light from the Department of Transportation to start flying direct to Havana from a number of U.S. cities. Stay tuned.


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