Alaska Airlines to discontinue Havana, Cuba flights

Alaska Airlines will end a daily flight between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba, the company said.

The last flight is planned for Jan. 22. The airline will redeploy aircraft used to serve Havana to markets with higher demand.

About 80 percent of Alaska´s flyers to Havana visited under a US allowance for individual “people-to-people” educational travel. Changes to US policy last week eliminated that allowance. Given the changes in Cuba travel policies, the airline will redeploy these resources to other markets the airline serves where demand continues to be strong.

Alaska started the Los Angeles-Havana flight on Jan. 5, 2017.

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