This afternoon, Delta presented the U.S. Department of Transportation with its final proposal of service before the government convenes to determine how the daily frequencies will be determined.
Thirteen airline applicants proposed 52 daily U.S. flights to Havana, although only 20 opportunities are available. Following an initial frequency request by Delta and the other airlines on March 2, all airlines were allowed to rebut each other's submissions by March 14.
“We are confident that our mix of direct and connecting service, combined with our excellent customer service and operational performance, offer customers the best travel experience between the U.S. and Havana,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s Vice President - Latin America and the Caribbean. “Delta employees are working diligently to complete pre-service details, and the addition of new Cuban routes will enhance Delta’s growing portfolio in Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Delta’s proposed service to Havana from New York, Atlanta, Miami and Orlando offers customers convenient travel options to the Cuban capital. It would serve the flights from JFK and Atlanta with the Boeing 757-200, and Miami and Orlando with the Boeing 737-800.
Once final proposals are submitted, flights are expected to take 30-45 days before being allocated, with service expected to begin later this year.