JetBlue has announced that it will increase the number of flights it offers to Havana this winter. The airline was the first commercial carrier to begin servicing the island nation after the ban was lifted and will soon offer the most links between Havana and American cities among all the other U.S. carriers.
Starting on November 10, 2018, JetBlue will begin offering once-weekly service to Havana from Boston Logan International Airport. This will be the only non-stop service to Havana being offered from the New England area. JetBlue is currently the largest airline operating out of the Boston airport for domestic and international flights.
JetBlue is already offering tickets for this new flight from Boston on its website at a fantastic introductory price of $129 one-way. The airline has not stated how long this fare will remain available.
JetBlue has been waiting for approval for the Boston to Havana flight since 2016. The airline feels that offering this flight will be very beneficial to those in Boston as well as Cuba. Boston is home to more than 120 different higher learning institutions and some of the largest biomedical and healthcare companies in the United States. Allowing these students and industries to actively interact with people in Cuba will be beneficial to all parties involved.
In addition to the new flight between Havana and Boston, JetBlue stated that the carrier will also increase the flight frequency to Havana from Ft. Lauderdale beginning November 4, 2018. JetBlue will operate up to three daily flights between Ft. Lauderdale and Havana. For those who don't already know, JetBlue services four different airports in Cuba from Ft. Lauderdale.