People who want to travel to Havana, Cuba, will get an easier route once Fort Lauderdale and Miami’s proposed plans are confirmed and approved. If everything is approved, the flights can start in fall and there will be 20 daily flights. You can imagine the flexibility and freedom offered by this plan.
The Pending Approval
Doug Parker, the CEO of American Airlines, said that the company’s plan is to expand the flight options to Cuba. However, it is still on hold, waiting for the government’s consent and approval. He claimed that Miami-Dade is a place where most of the Cuban-American families live so it is only logical when they are planning to set up a better bridge between America and Cuba.
So far, Fort Lauderdale and Miami are included in the 10 cities in America – 4 of them are located in the state of Florida – that gets America’s government approval to set up a flight schedule between America and Cuba. If the proposal gets approved (it is predicted by the end of summer), there will be a public comment period that lasts for 30 days to see the public response and reaction.
This proposal has been gaining positive outcome and response, especially from the government officials, including Anthony Foxx, the U.S. Transportation Secretary. Not only this movement alone is considered important to reengage Cuba, it also holds an importance opportunity for business and education.
Besides Fort Lauderdale and Miami, the other cities with the non-stop schedules are Houston, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York City, Tampa, Orlando, and Newark. There would be 9 airlines offering the service to Havana, including Delta, JetBlue, Alaska, Southwest, United, Spirit, American, Frontier. All these flights are connected to Jose Marti International Airport in Havana with agreements. It is a good thing that government has decided to increase the numbers of flights to Cuba, considering that there are always increasing demands of such route.