Cuban Overflight Permits
All aircraft flying through Cuban airspace must be on an IFR flight plan, and must have a Cuban Overflight Permit. Cuba Handling LLC is authorized to provide you with the required Cuban Overflight Permit. We have offices both in the U.S. and in Havana, and our U.S. offices are authorized to collect payments for Cuban Overflight Permits. This simplifies matters for aircraft operators who would have difficulty remitting payment directly to Cuba (U.S. persons and companies cannot remit payment directly to Cuba). A Cuban Overflight Permit can be one-way or round-trip. Round trip permits must be for flights within 7 days of each other. All flights in Cuban airspace must be on an IFR flight plan, using established ATC airway routing (no direct routing).
To request an overflight permit, first use the fee schedule to determine your permit category and costs. Then complete the Overflight Permit Request and Payment Form below. Normal turnaround time is 48 business hours following payment. Expedited turnaround time is usually 2 hours for short-notice and urgent requests. Processing times can be slower on weekends and on Cuban holidays. Short-notice and urgent requests are available, though extra fees will apply. In the case of a short-notice or an urgent request, please also e-mail us at ops@CubaHandling.com after you submit the form below.
Once you receive your permit number, please include the permit number in the Remarks section (Block 18) of your flight plan, as follows: RMK/CUBA PERMIT XXXX (where XXXX is your permit number).
CUBAN OVERFLIGHT FEE SCHEDULE
Effective July 2019
OVERFLIGHT PERMIT REQUEST
AND PAYMENT FORM
Please carefully complete and submit the request and payment form. Once received, our team will review your request and process your payment. Once your overflight permit has been issued, you will be emailed a copy of your paid invoice as well as your overflight permit number (usually a 4-digit number).
NOTE: All flights to Cuba and within Cuban airspace must be on an IFR flight plan. If your aircraft is not able to be on an IFR flight plan, it may be possible to request a special exception. To make such a request, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.