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Spirit Airlines is ending its flights to Cuba, the carrier announced last week.

That makes it the third U.S. airline to halt service to the island, after Frontier and Silver Airways called it quits in March.

As in those two cases, Spirit cited overcapacity as the reason for abandoning its Havana-Fort Lauderdale route. Put simply, there are too many flights to Cuba and not enough passenger demand.

Regular commercial flights from the U.S. to the island resumed last fall for the first time since the start of the Cuban embargo more than 50 years ago. Ten airlines swooped in to offer numerous routes to the island—maybe too many airlines and too many routes.

Spirit's flights between Havana and Fort Lauderdale will end May 31. 

 

 



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