OREANDA-NEWS. September 01, 2016. Southwest® is pleased to receive final approval from the U.S. DOT to serve Havana with three daily flights, combined nonstop service from both Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa Bay. 

As previously authorized by the DOT, we also intend to offer two daily flights to Varadero, and one daily flight to Santa Clara, all nonstop from Ft. Lauderdale.  We appreciate the Department of Transportation's decision and considerable work to reestablish scheduled service between the two countries.  Southwest's Cuba service will make Company history, as well, bringing our world-famous combination of exceptional value and Customer Service to a ninth country, and adding our 100thcity served by Southwest Airlines.

Our Cuba fares and flight schedule will be announced in coming days: Southwest.com/Cuba #Southwest100.