American Airlines Introducing Charter Service to Cuba from LAX

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At the ribbon-cutting with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcet on Saturday

As soon as Cuba and the US reach an agreement, American Airlines stands ready to offer service to Havana, Cuba’s José Martí International Airport (HAV) from LAX. The airline just announced a new charter service to Havana, the first non-stop service to Cuba from the west coast. The flight will operate on Saturdays on one of American’s 737s and will be available to purchase through Cuba Travel Services.

“The flight between LAX and Havana marks a historic step forward in Los Angeles’ budding relationship with Cuba,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti.

“This new charter service shows how we expand our reach to provide new routes and services that our customers in Los Angeles want,” said American Airlines Senior Vice President Art Torno. “We’ll be ready to offer Angelenos regular scheduled service to Cuba as soon as the United States and Cuba reach agreement.”

Including its new Havana route, American Airlines will offer 24 weekly flights to five Cuban destinations from the US: Camagüey, Cienfuegos, Havana, Holguin, and Santa Clara from Miami, Tampa, and Los Angeles. The airlines already operates up to 150 daily flights to more than 30 destinations in the Caribbean.

To book flights, get in touch with Cuba Travel Services at And for information on the new charter service to Cuba and current travel restrictions, visit

Caitlin Martin

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Caitlin Martin
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3 Comments on "American Airlines Introducing Charter Service to Cuba from LAX"

  1. When I was coming back from Cuba a few years ago on an American charter to Miami, there was a United charter to LA departing at the same time. So I don’t understand how this is the first non-stop service to the west coast?

  2. How safe is travel to Cuba now?

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