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No more flights to Cuba by Frontier Airlines and Silver Airways

  The opening of flights to Cuba from America was historic just last year. Now that the connection is established, the novelty of it has faded away. This can be seen with the reduction in the number of passengers going there.


Cuban flights dropped by 2 Airlines from America

Frontier Airlines and Silver Airways have taken Cuba off of their flight schedules this summer. Both of these airlines joined in on the new opportunity that became available when the last US administration opened the door and permitted commercial flights to and from the communist nation of Cuba to connect with the continental US. As with all new opportunities, some business just cannot make it work.

Silver Airways is a small commercial airlines based out of Florida who had ambitious plans for Cuba with 9 schedule flights to the island nation. Most of the aircraft in their fleet are of the smaller turboprop variety that includes the Saab 340B with its 34 seats.

The larger US commercial airlines are using bigger aircraft and increasing the frequency of their flights to Cuba. This has made the routes to and from Florida and Cuba unprofitable for the smaller airlines. To make matters worse, now that the novelty of the new connection and the long sought after reunions are basically over, the number of passengers flying this new connection has begun to decline.

From April 22nd and forward, the flights from Florida to Cuba on Silver Airways will be removed from the schedule.

The same type of statement has been released by the Denver based Frontier Airlines on its connection to Cuba. Their flight has become unprofitable and they have decided to take it off of their schedule. On June 21st of this year the daily direct flight from Miami to Havana will no longer be on the Frontier Airlines schedule.

As a point of information, due to the declining passenger numbers, both American Airlines and JetBlue are reducing the frequency of their flights to this Caribbean island nation.

Sources: USA Today, China Aviation Daily, Fort Bend Herald

Tags:
Frontier Airlines , Silver Airways , Cuba
Posted On: 16 March 2017    Print    Email
Author: Douglas Gray
 

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