JetBlue Starts Florida-Cuba Route at $99
SAN JUAN – JetBlue will launch flights to Cuba Thursday, initially operating flights on three routes between Fort Lauderdale and Santa Clara, Camagüey and Holguín.
Fares start at $99 one-way and include a Cuban government-required health insurance.
Seats on the three routes are available for purchase for customers who meet government travel requirements.
Under U.S. regulations, every customer traveling to Cuba must complete an affidavit affirming the customer is going for one of 12 reasons of approved travel from the U.S. Department of Treasury. JetBlue has built the completion of the affidavit into the booking process.
Visitors must also obtain an entrance visa into Cuba. For customers who qualify for a Cuban Tourist Visa (Tourist Card), JetBlue will make those visas available for purchase upon check-in at one of its gateway airports or at the gate for connecting customers on the day of travel. 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.
JetBlue was also tentatively awarded flights between Havana and three U.S. cities – for a total of up to seven daily roundtrips between the countries – and will announce a start date and fares for Havana later this year.
The new flights between the U.S. and Cuba will be operated on JetBlue’s Airbus A320 aircraft.