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JetBlue Expands New York-Havana Charter Flights

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - September 28, 2015

More flights to Cuba

By the Cuba Journal staff

JetBlue continues to add more charter flights to Cuba.

The New York City-based carrier announced Monday that it had expanded its partnership with Cuba Travel Services, with plans to launch a second nonstop flight between New York and Havana.

The expansion comes after the US further eased restrictions on Cuba travel earlier this month.

The roundtrip charter flight will operate every Tuesday between John F Kennedy Airport in New York and Jose Marti International Airport in Havana.

The existing JetBlue-Cuba Travel Services New York flight operates every Friday.

“Even as the world anticipates what future air travel to Cuba will look like, we recognize that many Americans need to travel there today,” said Scott Laurence, senior vice president airline planning, JetBlue. “We want JetBlue to be the favorite airline for travel to Cuba — more frequencies with our charter partners and our unmatched onboard experience position us perfectly to be the airline of choice.”

Through its charter partners, JetBlue flies to Havana and Santa Clara from New York, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa.

All flights are operated on 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft with JetBlue crewmembers and JetBlue services like free snacks and soft drinks and inflight entertainment.

“When scheduled service is allowed, Cuba will play an important role in JetBlue’s network in the Latin America and the Caribbean,” the company said.

This article originally appeared in Cuba Journal, the leading digital news magazine covering Cuba.

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