By Cuba Journal
MIAMI — You can now fly from New York to Havana, Cuba.
Air carrier JetBlue has announced its first-ever charter service from New York City to Havana, Cuba.
The flights, which will be operated by licensed travel firm Cuba Travel Services, are the first announced from New York to Cuba since recent travel restrictions were amended.
“Our Global NY initiative and our trade mission to Cuba is all about opening the door to new economic opportunities, and JetBlue’s exciting announcement today is proof that our approach is delivering results for New York businesses,” said New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, who led a recent trade mission to Cuba. “By leading one of the first state trade missions to Cuba as the United States reestablishes diplomatic relations, we placed New York State businesses at the front of the line for new prospects in Cuba, that will in turn support jobs and economic activity here at home. I commend JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes for his leadership in making JetBlue the first major carrier to announce a direct flight from New York to Cuba in this new era between our nations.”
The air service will officially launch July 3, with booking available through Cuba Travel Services.
“We are very excited to partner with yet another prestigious carrier such as JetBlue,” said Michael Zuccato, general manager of Cuba Travel Services. “This new partnership will provide our clients with the high quality of service that they’ve grown accustomed to with Cuba Travel Services.”
Travel to Cuba remains limited to trips falling under 12 licensed categories of travel.