United and Mesa receive tentative approval to increase Houston-Havana frequency to daily

    United Airlines confirmed the US Department of Transportation tentatively awarded United and Mesa Airlines authority to commence daily Houston George Bush-Havana service, expanding from its current Saturday-only service. The service is subject to final governmental approval. United plans to operate the route with either Boeing 737-800 mainline aircraft or Embraer 175 regional aircraft, operated by Mesa under the United Express brand. [more – original PR]