JetBlue announce charter flights from New York to Havana

Posted: 03-Jul-15 16:36

JetBlue Airways will now be offering direct charter flights between New York and the Cuban capital of Havana. The new service begins this month and will be the first charter flight service to Cuba since President Obama eased travel restrictions between the two nations.

JetBlue announce charter flights from New York to Havana

JetBlue Airways Corp has recently announced that it will begin direct charter flights between New York and Havana. This will be the first direct flight service between the two countries.

The flights will be offered by Cuba Travel Services Inc and will fly from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York (JFK) to Jose Marti International Airport in Havana (HAV). The direct flights will be an efficient way of travelling from New York City (a major travel hub) to Havana, Cuba.

US president Barack Obama recently lifted travel restrictions between the USA and Cuba, making it a lot easier for travellers to visit this Central American nation. A forbidden destination for Americans for many years, Cuba is now gaining popularity as a tourist destination and many tour companies and airlines are offering flights and packages.

Americans are not allowed to visit the island freely as tourists – but they are allowed to visit Cuba for 12 approved reasons. The reasons include participating in educational programmes, visiting for religious reasons, visiting family and others. Visitors must include the proper documentation and proof of the category that they are applying under.

The Obama administration has lifted a number of travel restrictions, which include allowing more travel by Americans to Cuba for a range of permitted reasons outlined within the regulations. Other American airlines such as Delta Air Lines and United Airlines Inc have also announced that they are looking into providing this service.

Other charter airlines are also operating services to this Caribbean island. Now that travel restrictions are lifted and visiting Cuba is becoming more and more popular for Americans, many airlines and travel companies will begin to offer packages and flights to meet the growing demand.

JetBlue is based in the Long Island City neighbourhood of New York and it has its main base at John F. Kennedy International Airport. As well as offering flights to Cuba it also serves many destinations in the USA and destinations in the Caribbean such as Costa Rica, Barbados, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.


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