Alaska Airlines to fly to Havana, Cuba, beginning Jan. 5, 2017
SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines will launch historic new flying to Havana, Cuba on Jan. 5, 2017. The daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles is among the first regularly scheduled commercial flights to the island country in more than 50 years, and is the only nonstop flight to Cuba from the West Coast.
“This is a historic year for U.S. travelers, who can now fly to Cuba from the U.S. on scheduled commercial service for the first time in more than 50 years,” said Andrew Harrison, Alaska’s chief commercial officer. “We’d like to thank the U.S. Department of Transportation for providing Alaska Airlines the opportunity to operate the only daily, nonstop flight from the West Coast to Cuba.”
The flights were awarded by the DOT in August, and remain subject to approval by the Cuban aviation authorities.
With the addition of flights to Cuba, customers traveling from Los Angeles can reach 22 destinations on Alaska Airlines’ more than 275 weekly flights, and 84 nonstop destinations worldwide via Alaska’s expansive global partner network.
“We are focused on strengthening our presence in the Los Angeles area, with daily service to 25 destinations from four area airports,” said Harrison. “With the addition of nonstop flights to and from two cities in Costa Rica last fall, and now Havana, we’ll offer up to 87 peak season weekly departures from Southern California to Latin America.”
Daily Flight schedule:
Los Angeles – Havana, Departure: 8:50 a.m., Arrives: 4:55 p.m.
Havana – Los Angeles, Departure: 5:55 p.m., Arrives: 8:45 p.m.
Source: Alaska Airlines