Published On: Mon, Jul 6th, 2015

JetBlue connects New York and Havana

JetblueHAVANA, Cuba - The first flight by JetBlue from New York to Havana took place on Friday in what has been described as one of the steps adopted over the past few months towards the resumption of relations between Cuba and the United States.

With a weekly flight between the two cities, JetBlue becomes the first US airline to open this route since the US travel restrictions to Cuba were eased earlier this year.

The New York-based airline had announced on May 5 its intentions to connect both cities through a weekly flight for which tickets can be purchased at Cuban Travel Services agency.

Since JetBlue is the largest US airline operating in the Caribbean, Cuba will someday play a significant role in the company´s regional network, read a release by JetBlue.

Charter flights to Cuba have thus far been offered by smaller companies and with a limited number of passengers authorized to travel to Cuba, given the US-Cuba travel ban.

The New York-Havana route is one of the five weekly flights between the US and Cuba by JetBlue, the others depart from Tampa and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, in Florida.

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