JUANITO
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What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 12:44 am

When and if the Embargo is ever lifted, what US Airlines and what type of equipment will serve Cuban destinations and from where? I am curious to hear your opinions.
 
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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 12:48 am

US Airlines are serving Cuba as we speak. They operate non-advertised charter flights to Havana, most of them from Miami. If you go to the DOT website and search for some articles, you'll find applications for charter flights from amny major US airlines. I knwo for sure that United has operated some flights there, and Continental occasionally has a 737-300 from Miami.
 
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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 1:20 am

I mean't scheduled service in the future.
 
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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 1:23 am

Northwest is ready to begin flights from Miami as soon as the embargo is lifted and I'm sure American will begin flights as soon as they can, too.
 
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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 1:29 am

A once-weekly scheduled service already exists between MIA and HAV. It's operated by IBC Airlines.
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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 1:55 am

If teh embargo is ever lifted and scheduled flights become the norm these are my predictions
Continental:
Newark-Havana 737-800
Houston-Havana 737-800
American:
Miami-Havana A-300,757-200
San Juan-Havana A-300
Chicago-Havana 757-200
JFK-Havana 757-200
Miami-Santiago 737-800
Delta:
Atlanta-Havana 757-200
Fort Laurdale- Havana 757-200 or 767-300
United
Miami-Havana A 320 , A-319
Washington Dulless- Havana A 319
I really doubt Northwest planning to serve Cuba as at the moment they serve SJU from Detroit , Minneapoliss,Memphis and they have never tried serving SJU from Miami wich would be a great success.Maybe from Havana - Detroit maybe who knows. These are my predictions they might sound stupid but they are just predictions.
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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 2:32 am

I'm getting off topic now but BA fly out of Gatwick using a 777. In fact a few weeks ago a flight from Havana to Gatwick was in the news because when the plane was making it's final approach to Gatwick a 16 year old frozen solid Cuban fell out of the undercarriage into a farmers field.
 
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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 2:44 am


Actually Chepos, your predictions make sense. Any U.S. airline flying to HAV us most likely going to fly from their hubs for the most part. I think AA is the airline that will jump all over Cuba if the embargo is ever lifted since they are they the largest U.S. airline in that region. However, I think MIA-HAV is going to see all widebody service because the amount of traffic between those two is going to be a lot. It'll probably be one of the bigger O&D markets out of the U.S.

 
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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 3:51 am

Hi,

When the embargo is finally lifted, what US cities will Cubana serve? MIA and EWR or JFK probably. Any others? maybe TPE?

Rgds,
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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 8:16 am

Gulfstream International Airlines already flies there daily from Miami using 50 seat Dash 7 aircraft.

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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 10:10 am

There has been a UA 777 in Havana before. I still dont know why.
 
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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 10:48 am


Probably a charter. A few years ago, some Cuban Americans from MIA were allowed to visit relatives in Cuba-no strings attached. There were 3 different trips scheduled, the first one operated by a UA 763.

In the Just Planes Videos Cuba edition, there is an AA 757 in Santiago, Cuba. Most likely another charter.

 
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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 12:47 pm

Elian could have gotten across the border faster if there were scheduled air service from HAV to MIA!(Alright, I know that was mean!)
I think the two airlines that will jump into the market first will be American(surprise surprise!) and Continental as they keep getting bigger and bigger in that market.
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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 1:38 pm

If they ever lift the embargo with Cuba, I think José Marti Airport will need some serious rebuilding!  

This is because you KNOW that AA will fly to HAV from MIA, JFK, ORD, DFW and LAX. AA may need its own dedicated terminal at HAV, more or less.
 
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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 1:43 pm


Don't forget SJU! AA would definitely put some mainline flights out of SJU. I doubt you'll see non-stop LAX-HAV. There is hardly a market from the West Coast to the Carib. other than maybe Jamaica. AA already tried non-stop LAX-SJU and dropped in favor of one-stop service via DFW. TW was doing the same route but was being subsidized by the Puerto Rican gov.
 
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When Castro Goes They'll All Want In...

Mon Jan 15, 2001 1:59 pm

Let's face it, even if Castro's successor comes from within the party, he'll likely be more free-market oriented than the old man, and that will set the stage for deals to be cut by American-based hotels and tour operators. The same thing will happen in Cuba that has happened in China, and all of the majors will want in, from every hub city in the US (well, maybe not from St. Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland or Salt Lake, but certainly Miami, Atlanta, New York, Washington, Chicago, Houston, DFW, LA, and perhaps Detroit, St. Louis and Minneapolis-St Paul). I would also expect Cubana will be looking to code-share or to offer nonstops to Miami, Orlando and New York.
 
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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Mon Jan 15, 2001 3:13 pm

Back in the days before Castro three U.S. airlines had traffic rights into Cuba. They were PA, NA and EA.

Many U.S. carriers are currently operating charter flights to Havana. Once the embargo is lifted scheduled flights can start again.

While I worked at EA the rights were sold to CO (this was back in 1989 and the info may have changed since then). PA and NA rights were acquired by UA.

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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Tue Jan 16, 2001 12:14 pm

Personally, I think that in a post-communist Cuba all the major US carriers would start service to HAV from their respective hubs. Cities like Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba and Varadero, among others, would be richly served out of MIA and FLL by charters and regional carriers like AE. Cuba's airports would become havily Americanized in terms of their air services, not unlike MBJ at present, where apart from Air Jamaica almost every flight there is by a US carrier.

Cubana would expand to MIA and JFK, maybe MCO or FLL but would codeshare to get other services. The Cuban community in the US is heavily concentrated in FLA and so services elsewhere would not be justified until the tourist market, developed by the US majors, takes off.

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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Tue Jan 16, 2001 12:22 pm

I don't think I would ever fly an airline that flies to communist Cuba. Once someone finally assassinates Castro, I'll reconsider.
 
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RE: What US Airlines Will Serve Cuba?

Tue Jan 16, 2001 1:01 pm

once again, Gulfstream International Airlines is flying RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK between Miami and Havana :P

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