Cuba

US-Cuba tensions: cargo relief flights denied exemption

Two US companies were denied permission to deliver humanitarian cargo flights to Cuba. What’s the future for the tense US-Cuba relationship? ...


Etihad Airways flight EY8004 touches on new ground

On June 1, 2020, Etihad Airways Boeing 777 took off from the carrier’s hub in Abu Dhabi (UAE) carrying the flight EY8004. Some 15 hours later, the wide-body landed in Havana making history for the airline, as it was Etihad’s first-ever flight to Cuba. ...


Cuba appoints new transport minister

Politial change in Cuba comes at a time when the country's aviation sector is experiencing difficult times, reaching the peak in May 2018, when the crash of a leased Boeing 737 killed 112 people.   ...


Cuba crash black boxes recovered intact

The Institute of Civil Aeronautics of Cuba (IACC) confirms the recovery of two intact black boxes from Boeing 737-200 (XA-UHZ) that crashed in Cuba in May 2018....


Frontier and Silver turn their backs on Cuba

Two US Airlines, Silver Airways and Frontier, are terminating their services to Cuba, only some six months after the air ties between the two countries were restored following 50 years of silence, USA Today reported....


Are US airlines losing interest in Cuba?

In 2016, U.S. airlines celebrated the re-opening of US-Cuba routes as the Obama Administration initiated the historic efforts to normalize the relations between Havana and Washington. On the 31st of August 2016, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx landed in Cuba on the first scheduled commercial flight to the island in over 50 years, a JetBlue Airways flight from Fort Lauderdale to Santa Clara....


Delta returns to Cuba after 55-year hiatus

On the 1st of December 2016, Delta Air Lines began regularly scheduled passenger service with nonstop daily flights from the US to Cuba. Flights will depart from Miami, New York-JFK and Atlanta to Havana as the airline makes its return to the Cuban capital for the first time in 55 years....


US, Cuba to restore air service after half a century

An arrangement that provides for the re-establishment of scheduled air services between the United States and Cuba has been signed. ...


US, Cuba to resume commercial flights after 50 years

The United States and Cuba are set to sign and agreement for resuming commercial flights for the first time in 50 years, Gulf News reports.  ...