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JetBlue Flights to Cuba Begin Aug. 31

By on July 30, 2016

SAN JUAN – JetBlue has announced it will launch flights to Cuba on Aug. 31.

JetBlue will initially operate flights on three routes between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Santa Clara’s Abel Santamaría Airport (SNU); then Camagüey’s Ignacio Agramonte Airport (CMW) starting Nov. 3; and Holguín’s Frank País Airport (HOG) starting Nov. 10. Fares start at $99 one-way and include Cuban government-required health insurance.

jetblue a321Under U.S. regulations, those traveling to Cuba must complete an affidavit affirming they are going for one of 12 reasons of approved travel from the U.S. Department of Treasury. JetBlue has included the affidavit into the booking process. All travelers to Cuba should contact the Cuban Embassy in Washington to determine the appropriate type of visa required by Cuba for their purpose of travel.

“We are very pleased to be offering the region’s first regularly scheduled commercial flights to the island nation in more than half a century, and providing our passengers with a wonderful and economical air service option between JetBlue’s gateway at FLL and Cuba,” said Mark Gale, CEO and director of Aviation for the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport.

The airline was also tentatively awarded flights between Havana and three U.S. cities and will announce a start date and fares for Havana later this year.

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