The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) final approval to launch service to Havana from two of its hubs beginning November 29, 2016, the company said.
United will start daily nonstop flights to the Cuban capital´s JosÃ© MartÃ International Airport from New York/Newark and Saturday nonstop service from Houston with both services subject to government approval.
United´s services to Havana will mark the company´s 13th new international route launched in 2016.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,000 flights a day to 336 airports across six continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers.