United and Mesa Airlines receive tentative approval to increase to daily service between Houston and Havana

United Express-Mesa Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N85351 (msn 17000672) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 938969.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has tentatively awarded United Airlines and Mesa Airlines authority to begin offering daily nonstop service between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Havana’s José Martí International Airport. Subject to final government approval, United will expand from Saturday-only service to daily service.

Launched in December 2016, United’s successful Saturday-only service between Houston and Havana has provided thousands of customers with greater choice and convenience when planning travel to Havana.

United plans to operate service between Houston and Havana with either Boeing 737-800 mainline aircraft or Embraer E175 regional aircraft. Mesa Airlines will operate regional jet aircraft as United Express. Embraer E175 two-cabin regional jet offers 12 seats in United First and 64 seats in United Economy, including 16 extra-legroom Economy Plus seats.

 

Copyright Photo: United Express-Mesa Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N85351 (msn 17000672) IAD (Brian McDonough). Image: 938969.

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