|Havana, Cuba // Photo by Jena Fox|
HavanaAir will begin weekly, direct service from Houston International Airport to Havana, Cuba, giving U.S. West Coast gateway cities a more convenient and faster route to Cuba.
HavanaAir is one of the largest providers of passenger traffic to the island, currently operating some 65 flights a month to Havana from Miami with additional service to Santa Clara and Camaguey.
HavanaAir utilizes Eastern Air Lines Boeing 737-800 (Next Generation) aircraft, on the weekly flights, which will operate on Wednesdays starting in August.
"We are very pleased to open the Houston to Cuba market with our valued partner, Eastern Air Lines," said Mark Elias, president and chief operating officer of HavanaAir Charters, in a written statement. "HavanaAir has strived to extend the utmost in customer services to the island, and our partnership with Eastern has proven to provide an entirely new level of service to Cuba with their Next Generation Boeing aircraft, truly professional crew and support staff."