United, Mesa Airlines get tentative approval to increase to service between Houston and Havana

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has tentatively awarded United Airlines and Mesa Airlines authority to begin offering daily nonstop service between Houston´s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Havana´s José Martí International Airport, the company said.

Subject to final government approval, United will expand from Saturday-only service to daily service.

Launched in December 2016, United´s successful Saturday-only service between Houston and Havana has provided thousands of customers with greater choice and convenience when planning travel to Havana.

Houston, United´s gateway to Latin America, is geographically well situated to connect flights from the central and western United States to Havana. United´s increase in service will ensure greater competition in the marketplace and will improve air service opportunities to Havana for customers in Houston and 44 other destinations in the central and western United States.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. For more information, visit united.com.