Alaska Airlines will no longer be sending flights to Cuba come January 22. Alaska’s vice president of capacity planning and alliances, John Kirby, said that the necessary move was “unfortunate.”
Travelers who already booked flights past the January 22 date have the option to get a full refund or switch their flight to other airlines who are still making the trip. Alaska’s route was only in service for about a year after starting service to Havana on January 5, 2017. The aircraft that was being used for those flights will be redeployed for routes where there is more of a demand for them.
The U.S. commercial flight to Cuba came out of a 50-year slumber on August 31, 2016. Soon after that there was a total of eight different airlines sending flights to Cuba. Some of the airlines will continue sending those flights, but it does sound like the expected demand for travelers has died down a bit.