Initial Cuba-Florida flights awarded by US Government (UPDATED)

The US has approved flights from secondary cities in Cuba to six airlines beginning potentially as early as this fall reports Reuters and the AP. The awards included flights from Miami on American as well as from Fort Lauderdale on JetBlue, Southwest and Silver.

“For avid travelers – that means 155 weekly trips,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a web release. “It is an exciting time in American history as we continue to make inroads toward safe scheduled passenger and cargo flights to Cuba.”

“Today’s news is historic on many fronts, especially for the families who, for the first time in generations, will have affordable … air travel to visit their loved ones,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive of JetBlue.

 

From Airlineinfo.com:

 

The Department allocates to American Airlines, Inc. (1) one daily frequency for its proposed Miami-Camagüey service; (2) one daily frequency for its proposed Miami-Cienfuegos service; (3) two daily frequencies for its proposed Miami-Holguin service; (4) two daily frequencies for its proposed Miami-Matanzas service; and (5) two daily frequencies for its proposed Miami-Santa Clara service.

The Department allocates to Frontier Airlines, Inc. (1) one weekly frequency for its proposed Chicago-Matanzas service on Saturdays; (2) one daily frequency for its proposed Chicago-Santiago de Cuba service; (3) four weekly frequencies for its proposed Philadelphia-Camagüey service on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; (4) one weekly frequency for its proposed Philadelphia-Matanzas service on Saturdays; and (5) three weekly frequencies for its proposed Philadelphia-Santa Clara service on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
The Department allocates to JetBlue Airways Corporation (1) one daily frequency for its proposed Fort Lauderdale-Camagüey service; (2) one daily frequency for its proposed Fort Lauderdale-Holguin service; and (3) one daily frequency for its proposed Fort Lauderdale-Santa Clara service.

The Department allocates to Silver Airways Corp. (1) five weekly frequencies for its proposed Fort Lauderdale-Camagüey service on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays; (2) three weekly frequencies for its proposed Fort Lauderdale-Cayo Coco service on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; (3) one weekly frequency for its proposed Fort Lauderdale-Cayo Largo del Sur service on Saturdays; (4) two weekly frequencies for its proposed Fort Lauderdale-Cienfuegos service on Mondays and Fridays; (5) one daily frequency for its proposed Fort Lauderdale-Holguin service; (6) three weekly frequencies for its proposed Fort Lauderdale-Manzanillo service on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; (7) four weekly frequencies for its proposed Fort Lauderdale-Matanzas service on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays; (8) one daily frequency for its proposed Fort Lauderdale-Santa Clara service; and (9) one daily frequency for its proposed Fort Lauderdale-Santiago de Cuba service.

The Department allocates to Southwest Airlines Co. (1) two daily frequencies for its proposed Fort Lauderdale-Matanzas service; and (2) one daily frequency for its proposed Fort Lauderdale-Santa Clara service.

The Department allocates to MN Airlines, LLC d/b/a Sun Country Airlines (1) one weekly frequency for its proposed Minneapolis/St. Paul-Matanzas service on Saturdays; and (2) one weekly frequency for its proposed Minneapolis/St. Paul-Santa Clara service on Sundays.

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