HavanaAir Charters and Eastern Air Lines To Start Weekly Air Service to Cuba From Houston International Airport

Jul 16, 2015, 10:00 ET from Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc.

MIAMI, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami based HavanaAir Charters continues its expansion into the Cuba market with their direct air carrier partner Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc.  HavanaAir will begin weekly, direct service from Houston International Airport to Havana, Cuba giving U.S. West Coast gateway cities a more convenient and faster route to Cuba.   HavanaAir is one of the largest providers of passenger traffic to the island, currently operating some 65 flights a month to Havana from Miami with additional service to Santa Clara and Camaguey.

HavanaAir utilizes Eastern Air Lines Boeing 737-800 (Next Generation) aircraft, on the weekly flights, which will operate on Wednesdays starting in August.

"We are very pleased to open the Houston to Cuba market with our valued partner, Eastern Air Lines.  HavanaAir has strived to extend the utmost in customer services to the island, and our partnership with Eastern has proven to provide an entirely new level of service to Cuba with their Next Generation Boeing aircraft, truly professional crew and support staff," said Mark Elias, President and COO of HavanaAir Charters.

"We are once again excited to partner with HavanaAir on their new service from Houston, and we look forward to launching these new flights from the Houston gateway to complement the existing multiple daily Miami services now provided by Eastern Air Lines," said Ed Wegel, President  & CEO of Eastern.

Key Facts:

  1. HavanaAir will operate, with Eastern, weekly on Wednesdays, from Houston to Havana
  2. HavanaAir operates twice daily service to Havana and weekly service to Camaguey and Santa Clara, from Miami.
  3. HavanaAir's operations are supported by Eastern Air Lines 737-800 (Next Generation) aircraft, supporting some 65+ flights to Cuba monthly.

HavanaAir is a licensed 14 CFR 380 Airline Charter Operator and holds OFAC CSP License # CU-2013-305073-2


CONTACT: Michael Jennings, mike.jennings@easternairlines.aero, 305-908-8395

SOURCE Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc.