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Tue, 8 May 2018

United Airlines to Increase Flights Between Houston and Havana

United Airlines has unveiled plans to increase flights between Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Havana's José Martí International Airport beginning 20 July 2018.

 Subject to government approval, United will operate the new daily service with either Boeing 737-800 mainline aircraft or Embraer E175 regional aircraft operated by Mesa Airlines as United Express.

"This expansion to Havana will provide significant public benefits to our city, region and state. As a diverse global city – in which many people speak Spanish – we are heavily reliant on international travel for our economic success," said Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner. "Worldwide access to Houston by air helps bring financial health back to Houston after Hurricane Harvey. The addition of Havana to Houstonians' travel options will also help us build cultural bridges with our neighbor nation across the gulf."

Embraer E175. Click to enlarge.

The Boeing 737-800 aircraft offer 16 seats in United First and 150 seats in United Economy, including 54 extra-legroom United Economy Plus seats. Mesa Airlines will operate regional jet aircraft as United Express.

 Embraer E175 two-cabin regional jet offers 12 seats in United First and 64 seats in United Economy, including 16 extra-legroom Economy Plus seats. The E175 also features a power outlet at each United First seat; United Wi-Fi; free access to a library of movies and TV shows that customers can watch on their personal devices' and large overhead bins that can accommodate standard-size carry-on bags.

"United's new daily service to Cuba will offer more opportunities to connect our customers traveling from Houston and the central and western United States directly to Havana," said Patrick Quayle, United's vice president of International Network. "Houston is United's gateway to Latin America and its convenient location offers customers easy access to connect to 44 destinations across our broad domestic network."

 Tickets are already available for purchase.

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