Havana Air launches first automated direct airline booking service to Cuba for U.S. Travelers
United States based airline, Havana Air, has announced that it will be the first carrier to launch a fully automated air reservation system, allowing direct flight bookings to Cuba. The game-changing rollout, which will go live on January 1, 2016,will allow users to effortlessly book their flights to Cuba via the airline’s website.
Through the website’s user-friendly platform, travelers will not only be able to book their reservation, but will also have the ability to access and submit all the required authorization forms and purchase required Visa for travel to Cuba. Additionally, Havana Air’s online reservation system has the capability to seamlessly integrate with all airline Global Distribution Systems (GDS), including Sabre, Galileo, Amadeus, and others.
Established in 2007 Havana Air, which operates under authorized OFAC licenses, currently offers over 85 flights a month from Miami to five destinations in Cuba – Havana, Camaguey, Santa Clara, Holguin, and Santiago. Travelers can also complete planning for their Cuba travel experience through Cultural Explorations, Havana Air’s sister company, specialized in providing one-of-a-kind Cuba cultural immersions that are uniquely tailored to each traveler’s needs and desires.
With recently loosened U.S. restrictions and increasing interest in Cuba travel, there exists much confusion regarding the requirements, paperwork and processes needed to visit the island. The U.S. only allows for U.S. citizens and Cuban nationals to travel to the island under one of 12 provisions. Havana Air’s new automated system outlines these requirements and allows travelers to select their appropriate categories for travel. Havana Air aims to make these processes and requirements simpler so that travelers can fully enjoy the experience and wonderful offerings of this unique country.
Established in 2007 by travel industry veteran Mark Elias and business entrepreneur David Nesslein, Havana Air, the largest provider of passenger traffic to Cuba, is a U.S. based charter airline that operates Eastern Airline’s 737-800 Aircraft and serves over 85 flights a month to five cities in Cuba including Havana, Santa Clara, Camagüey, Holguín and Santiago. Multiple flights depart several times daily from Miami and twice weekly out of Key West. Havana Air’s sister company, Cultural Explorations, a tour operator, provides travelers a once in a lifetime experience in Cuba travel.