By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890 News
(CHICAGO) The countdown to Cuba has begun after the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the company final approval to launch service to Havana from two of its hubs this fall.
Beginning Nov. 29, United will start daily nonstop flights to the Cuban capital from New York’s Newark Airport and Saturday nonstop service from Houston with both services subject to government approval.
Customers can begin booking flights to Havana via united.com today.
Since the DOT announced its preliminary Havana route awards in July, United has been working closely with the Cuban government to prepare for the start of its operation.
United will operate both services with Boeing 737 aircraft.
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