For the first time in over 50 years, commercial air travel is set to resume between the US and Cuba. Friday saw 6 airlines gain approval to begin scheduled, commercial flights to Cuban destinations outside of Havana – and the routes could be available as early as this fall.
American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines and Sun Country Airlines will fly from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, Philadelphia and Minneapolis-St. Paul to Cuban destinations such as Cayo Largo, Cienfuegos, Matanzas and Santiago de Cuba.
Travel from the US to Cuba has become much easier in the last year due to President Obama’s efforts to thaw relations between the two countries, and Cuba has become a hot tourist destination for travelers. A competitive application for Havana routes is still underway and with the huge amount of interest from American airline companies in flights to Cuba it looks like the island will be a popular destination when services commence!
Will you be jetting off to discover Cuba?