In a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that the flights were being halted permanently due to Cuba’s mistreatment of its citizens and support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
After permitting international planes to arrive at Cuban airports, the country abruptly informed the airlines that they must cancel the vast majority of their flights to and from the island. The new semi-emergency policy went into force on the first of January.
Some are stranded in nations such as Panama, Guyana, Mexico, and the United States, while others are anchored in Cuba.Both the government’s decision and the airline’s response have been kept under wraps too long.Neither company specifies which flights have been canceled and which are still scheduled to fly.For anyone planning visits to Cuba in the near future, I recommend that you keep checking with the airlines.
Cuba itself announced on Saturday a significant reduction in the number of flights from a number of nations, including the United States, Mexico, Spain, and Panama. However, the Canadian government was not named in that statement by the island’s officials. The government’s tourism business was desperate for tourist revenue, so it gave special consideration to attracting Canadian visitors.