American Airlines already plans to reduce service to five secondary Cuba destinations, but the carrier says the move is not related to president-elect Donald Trump's threat to reverse the U.S.-Cuba opening undertaken by the Obama administration. 

"This is part of the regular evaluation of our network and the adjustments were loaded into the schedule the first weekend of November -- before the election," an American Airlines spokesman said on Friday.

American plans to continue operating the four daily flights it began this week between Miami and Havana and its one daily Charlotte-Havana service. But starting Feb. 16, the carrier will fly just once per day, rather than twice, from Miami to Holguin, Santa Clara and Varadero. In addition, American is seeking regulatory approval to reduce the jet size it uses for daily flights to Camaguey and Cienfuegos.

American began flying to Cuba, beginning with Holguin and Cienfuegos, on Sept. 7, as part of the broad resumption of U.S.-Cuba commercial air service.

On Monday, Trump tweeted, "If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban-American people and the U.S. as a whole, I will terminate deal."

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