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JetBlue Opens Commercial Flights to Cuba

JetBlue Opens Commercial Flights to Cuba
The U.S. airline announced that starting August 31 it will begin flying from Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida, to the city of Santa Clara, in the center of the island.

Thus it becomes the first U.S. commercial airline in 50 years to start operations with the Caribbean nation.

In a press release the company announced that the flights will be on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, until October 1 when they will have a daily frequency. Starting November 3 JetBlue will extend the daily service to Camagüey, and to Holguín on the 10th of the same month, with which it will cover a wide spectrum of the country’s eastern zone.

The JetBlue release specified that the cost of a one-way ticket will be 99 dollars, while the round trip will cost 210, including taxes and health insurance coverage required by Cuba. To date that is the lowest rate announced by a commercial airline flying to the Caribbean island.

Meanwhile, the city of Santa Clara will also receive starting September 1 the Silver Airways flights, and on September 7 American Airlines will arrive in Cienfuegos, another province in the center of Cuba.

Last July 7 the U.S. government authorized eight commercial airlines to fly to Cuba from different points of the United States and to several of the island’s cities.

Source: Prensa Latina