Alaska Air­lines to halt flights to Cuba.

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS -

SEATTLE» Alaska Air­lines says it will stop flying to Ha­vana af­ter de­mand dropped and the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion im­posed new re­stric­tions on travel to Cuba.

The Seattle-based air­line said Tues­day that its last flight be­tween Los An­ge­les and Ha­vana is planned for Jan. 22.

Last week, the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion put into ef­fect rules that ended an al­lowance for “peo­ple-topeo­ple” or in­di­vid­ual travel to Cuba. Alaska said 80 per­cent of its pas­sen­gers used that al­lowance.

Alaska be­gan flying to Ha­vana in Jan­uary, but it says it was con­sid­er­ing pulling out even be­fore last week’s change in travel rules. Af­ter start­ing slowly the air­line was sell­ing about 85 per­cent of the seats on av­er­age by April.

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