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Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:17 pm

I just returned from a short weekend trip to Havana. I flew GCM-HAV on Cayman Airways. I noticed that there were lots of TACA aircraft flying in and out of Havana, maybe 5 or 6 TACA airbuses came through during a 4 1/2 hour period. I know Cubana uses TACA airbuses to fly to YYZ. Does Cubana use them elsewhere? What services does TACA provide in Havana?

ALSO

I was wondering what airlines served other major Cuban airports (Santiago, Varadero, Isla de Pina, Cayo Coco, and so on). Where does Cuba have service to?

Great vacation by the way. I had a wonderful time.

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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:20 am

Sooooo......no one has any idea? or is it that Cuba has no airline service?
 
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:28 am

By the number of frequencies, the largest foreign carrier to Cuba may be CM:
Thrice daily flights between PTY and HAV.

TA only has a scheduled daily SJO-HAV, all other TA planes seen at HAV airport may be leased to CU.

About international airlines flying scheduled to other Cuban airports, I think JM did serve SCU.
Still no word if CM is to serve SCU with their E190 sometime in the near future.
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:45 am

Canada France, and Spain must be the next largest destinations out of Cuba. You name an airline in Canada and they serve at least 3 cities in Cuba if not more.
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:37 am

Quoting Slawko (Reply 3):
Spain

Iberia, Air Europa, and Iberworld are all in on the MAD-HAV route.
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:43 am

TACA also does charters from the United States to Cuba. JFK, I believe.

What flights do Mexicana and Aero Mexico (and subsidiaries) have from Mexico?
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:03 am

Looks like Cubana also uses the Taca A320's to MEX and CUN.

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 5):
What flights do Mexicana and Aero Mexico (and subsidiaries) have from Mexico?

Looks like MEX-HAV and CUN-HAV go twice daily with Click operating three out of the four daily flights.

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 5):
TACA also does charters from the United States to Cuba. JFK, I believe.

Never heard of this before. I know Delta did this for a while, I actually flew on a Delta 737-800 from JFK to HAV and back in February of 2002.
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:49 am

I think TA also has (had) a SAL-HAV flight. And Bahamasair flies NAS-HAV three times weekly.

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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:50 am

I just read that Taca is operating 4 A320's for Cubana.
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:52 am

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 2):
By the number of frequencies, the largest foreign carrier to Cuba may be CM:
Thrice daily flights between PTY and HAV.

It would actually be American Eagle based on frequencies. They fly multiple daily charter flights to six Cuba airports - Havana, Cienfuegos, Camaguey, Holguin, and Santiago.
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:06 pm

How often does Air Caraibes do the Havana - Pointe a Pitre - Fort de France run? Does the A330 ever do it?
 
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:08 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 9):
They fly multiple daily charter flights to six Cuba airports - Havana, Cienfuegos, Camaguey, Holguin, and Santiago.

Charter, non sheduled; and those American Eagle flights are not open to whoever wants to book them.
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:23 pm

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 11):
Charter, non sheduled;

They are charter, but they are all scheduled.
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:20 pm

LT flies several times per week to VRA (ex DUS and MUC AFAIK) and DE to HAV, HOG, VRA and CCC ex FRA and MUC.
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:45 pm

BA still fly LHR-Havana dont they?

There are also a number of charters from the UK to Cuba with most of the main British charter airlines
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:54 pm

Quoting Humberside (Reply 14):
BA still fly LHR-Havana dont they?

Nope.
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:00 pm

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 15):
Quoting Humberside (Reply 14):
BA still fly LHR-Havana dont they?

Nope.

When did that service stop?
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:02 pm

Quoting Humberside (Reply 16):
Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 15):
Quoting Humberside (Reply 14):
BA still fly LHR-Havana dont they?

Nope.

When did that service stop?

I don't know, sorry. I was looking for alternatives to get to HAV in spring next year, and BA was no longer an option.
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:16 pm

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 13):
LT flies several times per week to VRA (ex DUS and MUC AFAIK) and DE to HAV, HOG, VRA and CCC ex FRA and MUC.

LTU also flies to VRA from SXF and LEJ.

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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:46 pm

BA stopped serving HAV back in about 2003-4. It instead decided to cooperate with IB on its services there. Many UK charters fly there, though.

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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:35 pm

VS fly LGW to Havana a couple of times a week i think
 
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:40 pm

There are several charters serving Cuba. TFL serves AMS - HOG and VRA once a week and MP serves AMS - HAV twice weekly and HOG and VRA once a week.
 
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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:12 am

TA does an LAX-HAV on thursdays. I believe their SJO-HAV was cancelled for SAL-HAV. I am also almost sure that the HAV-SJO route is still served by CU

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RE: Havana Airlines/ Largest Foriegn Carrier To Cuba

Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:58 am

Quoting Caymanair (Reply 10):
How often does Air Caraibes do the Havana - Pointe a Pitre - Fort de France run? Does the A330 ever do it?

Air Caraibes only flies their A330s to Europe, no other destination as it wouldn't make sense. Air Caraibes serves HAV with the ERJ145, I can't imagine any other aircraft.

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