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Oneways Cuba -> Canada

Old Jul 29, 16, 10:22 pm
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Oneways Cuba -> Canada

Looking at Cuba travel options, I was surprised to see that Air Transat does not sell oneways from Cuba to Canada. They do sell them the other way round. They say that restriction is "for legal reasons". What legal reasons could that be that would disallow oneways in one direction only?

WestJet, Cubana and Air China don't seem to suffer from that restriction. They offer oneways from Cuba to Canada on their respective websites. (Air Canada doesn't fly to Cuba any more, and I'm not interested in Air Canada Rogue.)
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Old Jul 29, 16, 10:55 pm
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Old Jul 30, 16, 9:41 am
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Air Canada also does not sell one way either, Air Canada Rogue flies is to all cities into Cuba except HAV I think. HAV is served by AC. So what is the difference between AC Rogue and Westjet? There is Sunwing as well.
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Old Aug 7, 16, 11:27 am
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HAV is served by AC.
No. It's been rogued, too.
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Old Aug 14, 16, 10:08 pm
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Could have to do with the air services agreement between Canada and Cuba. Just speculating, but it's possible that they have taken a view that the amount of seats available to airlines from each country in each direction should be roughly the same. Because there is much stronger demand from Canada to Cuba, it's likely this threshold would be low. It's then possible that WestJet bid for those allocations and won them. Charter/holiday airlines from Canada could be exempted, as their primary market would be the transport of package tourists from Canada, which would not necessarily affect the overall scheduled allocation.

It seems the agreement is confidential though, so who knows.
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