Delta files to serve Havana, Cuba from 4 US cities

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has filed an application with the US government to provide non-stop service to Cuba from four key cities in the United States, the airline said.

Delta seeks approval to serve Havana with daily flights from its hubs in Atlanta and New York´s JFK International Airport as well as from Miami and Orlando.

Delta would serve the flights from Atlanta and JFK with the Boeing 757-200, and Miami and Orlando with the Boeing 737-800.

The United States government last month signed an arrangement with Cuba to resume scheduled commercial air service between the countries.

Service to Cuba is expected to resume this year, allowing designated US carriers to operate a total of 20 daily round-trip flights between the US and Havana and 10 daily round-trip flights to nine other Cuban cities with international airports.

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft.