introduces first direct flights from Los Angeles to Havana

havana-liv-cheap-airHAVANA, Oct. 16,  /PRNewswire/ today is the first online travel agency to book direct flights between Los Angeles and Havana. The first weekly flights are online and bookable for travel December 12, December 19 and December 26.

More flights will be added in the coming months.

In February 2015, became the first website to book flights between the U.S. and Cuba. Since then, demand for these flights has grown. In recent months, nearly 40 flights between Havana and Miami have sold out. West Coast residents, however, had no opportunity to fly non-stop to Cuba. Now, that has changed.

To fly non-stop from Los Angeles to Havana, Cuba, travelers select one of 12 government-approved reasons to visit the country. On, “Educational activities” is the most popular reason for travel to Cuba and year-to-date has been selected by 27 percent of travelers. “Professional research and professional meetings” (23 percent) takes a close second place followed by “Family visits” (14 percent).

“People are eager to visit Cuba before the sweeping change in U.S.-Cuban relations transforms the country,” said Jeff Klee, CEO of CheapAir. “It’s still one of the few places in the world that is, relatively, untouched by American culture and businesses. Cuba is now a short flight away but it’s a different world. We continue adding flights to Cuba so that everyone who is permitted to travel there can quickly, easily, and affordably arrange flights.”

Like all CheapAir flights, flying to Cuba comes with the perks that fans of have come to expect. CheapAir mines over 25 million fares each day and helps travelers mix-and-match flights™ to create the most cost-efficient itineraries from any location. Travelers see which flights have amenities like WiFi and Live TV, book flights and hotels with bitcoin, and even mix in Amtrak railway fares.

After buying airline tickets, CheapAir’s Price Drop Payback™ provides up to $100 in travel credits if fares drop so travelers don’t have to worry about booking at the perfect moment.

About CheapAir ®Headquartered in Calabasas, CA, CheapAir and its team of 90 travel enthusiasts use cutting edge technology, a boatload of airfare data, and superior customer service to make it easier and less stressful to buy affordable airline tickets. Our proprietary airfare shopping engine uses a patented algorithm that scours the web for the lowest prices on the planet.

We show fares and flight options in a simple, easy to navigate display that includes which flights have which inflight amenities. For expert travel advice, deals and inspiration connect with CheapAir on Facebook , CheapAir on Google+ and CheapAir on Twitter.

CEO Jeff Klee started CheapAir in 1989 from his college dorm room after getting a crash course in the airline industry trying to plan a backpacking trip through Europe on a student’s budget. still takes a creative approach to fare finding and, along with its sister company, Amtrav for Business Travelers, has helped over three million people buy plane tickets with confidence.