After last week eventually carry out an agreement historic nature between Cuba and the United States, intended to allow commercial flights between the two countries for the first time in over 50 years, Southwest Airlines shared the information with respect to that, soon, you could start making flights to Cuba.
The news is that the president and CEO of Southwest Airlines, Gary Kelly, will advise employees that the airline will apply for the necessary authorization to fly in and out of the Caribbean island on the new routes opened recently.
Many routes, one destination
Meanwhile, Gary Kelly, took the opportunity to declare that “If we do not put our foot in the door now, you might lose the opportunity to serve Cuba for a long time”, while said that “We are willing to consider this opportunity and we might well be flying to Cuba in 2016. “
But competition is fierce, since from that bilateral relations between the United States and Cuba have been normalized, tourism on the island, especially from the North American country, has greatly increased, so achieve get one of these trade routes would be a very important achievement.
Southwest Airlines is not alone in applications for trade routes between the two countries, but they are competing with several large aviation, among which American Airlines, which authorities said they are planning to submit its application to provide service commercial air transport in Cuba next March 2.
The destinations enabled in Cuba are many, but Havana is the destination where competition is much stronger, because not only are flights rather requested, but find limited to just 20 flights a day, while an additional 10 flights a day will be found fully available in 9 other Cuban international airports.
Southwest Airlines is confident about its ability to meet these routes, as has been expanding during the past year, its air transport service to different international destinations in the Caribbean. These are just some of the changes including new regulations for envios a cuba that will go into effect later this year.