Encore Jets, International Expeditions partner to provide private jet service, tours to Cuba

New York City-based private jet startup Encore Jets is now offering direct flights to Cuba from 24 US cities, including Miami, Atlanta, and New York, the company said.

The brokerage has partnered with the tour operator and travel agency International Expeditions, recognized for its ongoing experience in tourism and government relations with Cuba. Together, the two travel companies have introduced private charter flights and customized experiences through Encore Jets´ Discover Cuba, while complying with all FAA regulations.

Chris Bannister, CEO of Encore Jets, explains that all clients are still required to secure the necessary approvals and visas that are required of all US visitors to Cuba; however, with their new partnership this process is handled in-house for their convenience.

Encore Jets fliers can fully customize a private travel experience to Cuba, enjoying activities such as private rum tastings with master distillers and intimately orchestrated evenings at the Buena Vista Social Club. Prices for a group of six travelers flying to Havana for a three-night itinerary begin at USD 30,000; the company is currently offering the program exclusively to its members.