JetBlue to fly to Cuba with first commercial flights in 50 years

JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) has begun planning to launch daily service to three Cuban cities from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to customers traveling between the US and Cuba for the first time in 50 years, the company said.

The announcement follows the US Department of Transportation (DOT) decision to grant JetBlue multiple flight frequencies between the US and Cuba. The airline plans to operate once-daily flights to Santa Clara, Camagüey and Holguín on its Airbus A320 aircraft.

The DOT is still considering applications for routes to Havana.

JetBlue´s presence in Cuba will complement its Caribbean and Latin America footprint. With more than 120 average daily flights to the region, JetBlue offers flights to nearly 50 nonstop destinations. JetBlue carries more than 35 million customers a year to 96 cities in the US, Caribbean and Latin America with an average of 925 daily flights.