Two U.S. carriers—Silver Airways and Frontier—announced on Monday that they are planning to cancel their flights to Cuba. Silver Airways, which is based in Fort Lauderdale, said it made the “difficult but necessary” decision to stop flights to Cuba on April 22.
The airline wanted to fly to the nine cities outside Havana after the U.S. Department of Transportation authorized regular flights to the island, but demand was lower than projected. Frontier, which is based in Denver, shared similar sentiments when it announced it was canceling its flights to Havana on June 4 due to high costs and low demand. The airline said to the press that “market conditions have failed to materialize” in Cuba.
The low-cost carrier introduced flights to Cuba in December last year with a special one-way ticket price of $59 from Miami to Havana. It had wanted to make daily flights to and from Havana so passengers coming from Las Vegas and Denver could have easier connections in south Florida.