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Two U.S. Airlines Halting Flights to Cuba

Frontier Airlines and Silver Airways are both stopping their flights to Cuba, the carriers announced this week

Frontier, which has been operating one daily flight between Miami and Havana since December 1, 2016, will halt service to the island on June 4. The company cites lack of customer demand as the reason.

Silver currently flies to nine Cuban cities from Fort Lauderdale, and the airline reports that the planes have been about as full as expected. But larger carriers including American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and JetBlue have also been offering service to Cuban destinations outside of Havana, and Silver has concluded there's not enough business to go around for it to turn a profit.

U.S. airlines began flying to Cuba last year for the first time since the start of the American embargo against the island more than 50 years ago. With Frontier and Silver halting flights, that leaves eight U.S. carriers offering service to Cuba: Alaska Airlines, American, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines, Southwest, Sun Country Airlines, and United Airlines.