Posted on: 07 July 2016 by Mark Howells
JetBlue Airways says it intends to serve Havana from three US cities – New York, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando – following the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) decision to allow service to Cuba’s capital.
The frequencies planned to Havana are once daily from New York JFK, once daily from Orlando and
up to twice daily from • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood.
“The addition of Havana as our fourth Cuban destination gives JetBlue the opportunity to bring everyday people travelling to and from these cities in Cuba the same low fares and great service that makes our airline the favourite way to fly in the Caribbean,” declared Robin Hayes, president and chief executive officer, JetBlue.
“I commend Secretary Anthony Foxx and the Department of Transportation, Secretary John Kerry and the Department of State, and Secretary Penny Pritzker and the Department of Commerce for making this historic announcement possible,” Hayes added. “We also appreciate the efforts of Cuban authorities to facilitate the launch of scheduled commercial service to their country for the first time in more than 50 years.”
Flights between the US and Havana will be operated on JetBlue's Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. Seats for the new flights will go on sale during the summer.