Southwest reduces flights to Cuba

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 29, 2017 15:01

Southwest reduces flights to Cuba

Southwest Airlines is reducing flights to Cuba in response to low demand caused by laws restricting Americans from traveling there for tourism. President Donald Trump’s new restrictions may further stall U.S. business on the island and demand for air transport.

Southwest will cancel its service to Varadero and Santa Clara on September 4, and continue flying to Havana twice daily from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Tampa airports in Florida.

“Our decision to discontinue the other Cuba flights comes after an in-depth analysis of our performance over several months which confirmed that there is not a clear path to sustainability serving these markets, particularly with the continuing prohibition in U.S. law on tourism to Cuba for American citizens,” stated Steve Goldberg, senior vice president of ground operations.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 29, 2017 15:01