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JetBlue Announces First Scheduled Havana Service

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JetBlue Announces First Scheduled Havana Service

JetBlue Announces First Scheduled Havana Service
October 20
11:45 2016

MIAMI — JetBlue has announced today the itineraries for its new scheduled flights to Havana, which is set to become the carrier’s 100th destination served.

The capital city of Cuba will be served by daily round-trip flights from three JetBlue focus cities on the airline’s newest Airbus A321 aircraft and its award-winning customer service. The first service will take off from New York on November 28, followed by Orlando on November 29 and Fort Lauderdale on November 30.

All of these flights will be operated on JetBlue’s 190-seat Airbus A321 jetliners.

The carrier already serves Cuba. Its maiden service from Fort Lauderdale to Santa Clara was the first regularly scheduled airline service between both countries in 50+ years. Before the thawing of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, special charter services, as well as relief and humanitarian flights were allowed only. JetBlue has long run charters to Cuba prior to commercial flights.

“Our historic first flight kicked off a new era in travel to Cuba, and once again JetBlue will make history with flights that finally make flying to the Cuban capital simple, affordable and enjoyable,” said Robin Hayes, president and chief executive officer, JetBlue. “It’s remarkable that a startup airline less than 17 years old will mark Havana as its 100th destination.”

With service to Havana, JetBlue – which launched its first flight in February 2000 – will serve 100 destinations across 22 countries in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.

Coincidentally, Havana will be Southwest Airline’s 100th destination as well.

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