United Airlines to start daily Houston-Havana service from July 20
May 08, 2018: America’s leading carrier United Airlines is increasing service between two major aviation hubs - Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Havana's José Martí International Airport beginning July 20.
Subject to government approval, the new daily service will be operated 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 neighbour nation across the gulf."
"United's new daily service to Cuba will offer more opportunities to connect our customers travelling from Houston and the central and western United States directly to Havana," said Patrick Quayle, United's vice president of International Network.
From Houston, United provides the only service to Havana from the entire central and western United States.
United also provides daily nonstop service between New York/Newark and Havana.