Two U.S. airlines, Silver Airways and Frontier Airlines, are planning to cancel their routes to Cuba due to weak demand.
Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways said the decisions was difficult but necessary, confirming that the suspension of its entire Cuba service will happen on April 22. It’s original plan was to serve nine Cuban cities outside Havana.
“This lack of demand coupled with overcapacity by the larger airlines has made the Cuban routes unprofitable for all carriers,” Silver said in statement.
Frontier is also canceling its Miami-Havana route on June 4, citing higher costs and low demand. “Market conditions have failed to materialize there, and excess capacity has been allocated to the Florida-Cuba market,” said Frontier in a statement.