United Airlines seeks OK for daily flights to Havana

United Airlines seeks OK for daily flights to HavanaHAVANA, Sept. 26th United Airlines on Tuesday completed an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation to increase the frequency of its flights from Bush Intercontinental Airport to Havana.

If approved, the airline would offer daily flights. It currently provides Saturday-only service.

“There are a number of synergies between Cuba and Houston when it comes to energy, medicine, education, the arts – even in sports,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a news release.

“United’s daily air service from Houston to Havana will greatly increase opportunities to connect family and friends while significantly increasing potential for trade and investment between Houston and Cuba.”

The Houston-Havana route was launched in December 2016. United said increasing the frequency of this flight will benefit those in Houston as well as 44 other destinations in the Central and Western U.S. that can connect through Houston to Cuba.