JetBlue has expanding and diversifying its route network into Havana with new service from Boston and more flights from Fort Lauderdale.
The New England and South Florida non-stop service, combined with JetBlue’s existing non-stop service from New York and Orlando, means JetBlue will link Cuba’s capital with four American cities – more than any other US carrier.
Starting 10 November, 2018, JetBlue will operate Saturday service between Boston Logan International Airport and Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport.
Havana will be the 68th destination served from Boston and the 17th international city. The airline plans to reach 200 daily flights in the coming years and already operates more than 150 daily flights.
JetBlue will also add an additional flight between its Fort Lauderdale focus city and Havana which will operate Sunday through Friday from 4 November. The airline will now operate up to three daily flights between South Florida and Cuba’s capital city.
JetBlue vice president of network planning, John Checketts said: “As the first airline to operate commercial service between the US and Cuba, we are proud to celebrate another first as the only carrier to serve Havana from Boston while also growing our successful service in Fort Lauderdale.
“JetBlue will operate more than 50 weekly flights between the US and Cuba from every one of our east coast focus cities.”
In addition to Havana, JetBlue serves three other Cuban cities with daily service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Santa Clara – Abel Santamaría Airport, Camagüey – Ignacio Agramonte Airport and Holguín – Frank País Airport.
JetBlue’s commercial service launch followed nearly five years of successful charter service operating multiple routes between Cuban markets and US cities.