JetBlue greets resumption of scheduled flights to Cuba

JetBlue Airways has applauded a landmark civil aviation agreement that will allow scheduled air service to resume between the USA and Cuba.

The airline will submit its application for new routes to the US Department of Transportation once the airline has fully reviewed terms of the agreement and has clarity on the process and timing of assigning frequencies to US airlines.

"Interest in Cuba has reached levels not seen for a generation," reported Scott Laurence, senior vice-president, airline planning, JetBlue. "We will review the terms of the agreement to understand how JetBlue can expand from charter service to regularly scheduled service. Our years of experience in Cuba and unmatched customer experience positions JetBlue as the carrier of choice for travel to Cuba."

Depending on the number of flight frequencies available to the airline, JetBlue says it is eager to offer service from numerous U.S. cities to multiple destinations in Cuba.

"We hope the next dot on our Caribbean route map will be Havana, and possibly even other destinations in Cuba," Laurence added. "Cuba is the perfect addition to the JetBlue network. Over the last several years, we have become a leader in the Caribbean with our position as the largest airline in markets like Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic and an expanding presence across the region."

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