United Airlines launches non-stop Houston/Havana service

United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) has launched Saturday non-stop flights from Houston´s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Havana, the company said.

The company said the service to Cuba operates with Boeing 737 aircraft on Saturdays and is in addition to its daily non-stop service from Newark/New York via Newark International Airport (EWR).

Since the DOT announced its preliminary Havana route awards in July, United has been working with the Cuban government and local airport service providers to prepare for the start of its operation into José Martí International Airport, the airline´s 14th new international route launched this year.

United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers.