Three (3) United States airlines will cease their United States-Republic of Cuba routes; and they each report the same reasons: fewer passengers than expected, higher operating costs than expected, and unsustainable downward pricing competition.
Miramar, Florida-based Spirit Airlines, Inc. (2016 revenues exceeding US$2.3 billion) will be ending its United States-Republic of Cuba operations effective 1 June 2017.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Silver Airways (No Revenue Reported) will be ending its United States-Republic of Cuba operations effective 22April 2017.
Denver, Colorado-based Frontier Airlines (2016 revenues exceeding US$1.6 billion) will be ending its United States-Republic of Cuba operations effective 4 June 2017.
Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines has reduced flight frequencies and size of aircraft on routes.
Long Island City, New York-based JetBlue Airways has reduced size of aircraft on routes.
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