HOUSTON–  Engage Cuba Texas State Council member, Felix Chevalier welcomed today’s U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announcement approving commercial flights from Houston to Havana, Cuba. The announcement follows a historic vote in the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee to lift the travel ban on Cuba

On June 10, DOT approved six U.S. airlines to provide commercial flights to additional Cuban cities. Today, 8 airlines received authorization to fly into Havana. More information on flight routes is available here

“Flights between Houston and Cuba’s capital will continue to improve diplomatic relations between our two countries and create jobs in Texas. In a few months, 
Texans will be able to book commercial flights to one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world: 

Felix Chevalier

Havana, Cuba,” said Felix Chevalier, for Engage Cuba. “I think many Texans will be surprised to learn that even with daily U.S. commercial flights to our island neighbor, you still cannot travel to Cuba as a tourist. Now that the Administration has restored commercial flights, it’s time for Congress to allow Texans to travel freely to Cuba and lift the travel ban.” 

Felix Chevalier is a member of the Engage Cuba Texas State Council, a coalition of agriculture, business, manufacturing, and government leaders working to build statewide support to lift the travel and trade embargo on Cuba. More information on the Engage Cuba Texas State Council is available here

About Engage Cuba
Engage Cuba is the leading coalition of private companies and organizations working to end the travel and trade embargo on Cuba. As a 501(c)(4) bipartisan non-profit whose funds are entirely dedicated to advocacy efforts, Engage Cuba is the only organization whose focus is U.S.-Cuba legislative advocacy. Engage Cuba is also committed to supporting the Cuban people and helping organizations and businesses navigate Cuban and U.S. regulations. The organization has the largest bipartisan lobbying operation working on U.S.-Cuba policy. Together with the Engage Cuba Policy Council of renowned experts, Engage Cuba provides timely updates on opportunities for U.S. business in Cuba, regulations, and market analysis. To get involved with Engage Cuba’s mission or learn more, visit: