JetBlue adds to their Cuban network

The American carrier will serve a third city in Cuba, following the historic decision earlier this year to start commercial service between the two countries.

JetBlue’s latest route announcement sees another link to Cuba. The airline will begin daily non-stop service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Holguín’s Frank País Airport, the third Cuban city in their network.

With this added service, JetBlue will now operate 42 non-stop weekly flights between the United States and Cuba, a figure set to rise with the launch of a Havana service later this month.

The US Department of Transportation had the hefty task earlier in the year of deciding which airlines would be granted service to Cuba. Commercial flights between the two countries had not taken place for more than 50 years. The Memorandum of Understanding authorised airlines from each country up to 20 daily scheduled frequencies between the US and Havana, and 10 daily frequencies to any other airport in Cuba.

Robin Hayes, president and CEO, JetBlue commented: “We commend the work of both U.S. and Cuban officials for making today possible. We also commend the Cuban Ministry of Transportation, IACC, and the Holguín Airport for entrusting us to operate this route and look forward to our long-term partnership as we continue to grow our presence in Cuba.”

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