Havana Air to offer online booking for Cuba flights Jan. 1
Miami-based Havana Air says it will be become the first airline to offer
real-time online booking for flights to Cuba when it launches its new
booking engine January 1.
The move is the latest effort to claim market share in the burgeoning
battle over air travel between the U.S. and Cuba, following an
announcement last week that the two countries planned to resume
regularly scheduled commercial flights.
Last week, American Airlines — which has long operated charters to Cuba
– announced it had reached an agreement with the island governent to
establish regular service, pending approval by the U.S. Department of
Transportation. Silver Airways, JetBlue and United have also expressed
interest in offering scheduled flights.
The flights bookable on Havana Air's website, havanaair.com, will be the
85-plus charter flights the company currently operates each month.
Travelers will also be able to handle all required authorization forms
and purchase visas online, the company said.
Tourism by Americans to Cuba is not legal, but Americans traveling for
one of 12 authorized purposes may visit the island without advance
authorization from the U.S. government.
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