Tropical Travels! Delta Air Lines Plans To Apply For Direct Flights To Cuba

Looking to finally take that trip to Cuba that you’ve been longing to take? Well soon enough you will be able to head down to the Island nation on Delta Air Lines. Today the word comes down that Delta Air Lines Plans To Apply For Direct Flights To Cuba, opening up a new avenue of travel to the southern tropical island. The word comes down that Delta has applied for direct flights from Atlanta to Havana, Cuba, before the application deadline on March 2. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx recently signed a deal with Cuban leaders to restart commercial flights, which certainly gets us travelers excited.

Word is that 20 daily roundtrip flights to Havana will be up for grabs, which also includes 10 from each of the other nine international airports in Cuba, bringing the total number of roundtrips from the U.S. to 110. Suzi Emmerling with the U.S. Department of Transportation stated “DOT’s principal objective is to select the carrier(s) that will best serve the public interest” adding “In making this determination DOT considers a number of factors, such as the city-pair markets proposed, the proposed frequency of service, the capacity to be offered, the applicant’s ability to integrate a new route into its network, and an applicant’s ability to enter the market quickly. The department also considers the impact that a route award will have on the overall level of competition in a particular market or region”. So, will be traveling south this year? Speak your mind on the news in the comments below and stay tuned for much more on this coming very soon!