United to begin flights to Cuba Nov. 29

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United Airlines announced Thursday it will begin scheduled service to Havana on Nov. 29.

The Chicago-based airline will offer daily nonstop flights to Havana from New York/Newark and Saturday nonstop service from Houston. The airline began accepting bookings Thursday.

“I’m incredibly proud of all the dedicated aviation professionals here at United who are working hard to get our historic Cuba service ready for takeoff in November,” United CEO Oscar Munoz said in a news release. “The final approval by the DOT reaffirms that our flights will ensure better choice, convenience and competition for all travelers on this important route, and I want to thank the DOT for their decision.”

United will use Boeing 737 aircraft on both routes.

United was among the carriers picked Wednesday to operate routes to Havana. The others are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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