Fly to Cuba Starting Next Month for $99

JetBlue first domestic airline to offer commercial flights, with others soon to follow
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2016 1:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – For the first time in more than half a century, a domestic airline will be offering commercial flights to Cuba, and the price looks right. Consumerist reports that starting Aug. 31, JetBlue will be hosting three-times-a-week puddle-jumping jaunts from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Abel Santamaria Airport in Santa Clara, about three hours from Havana; daily service will begin Oct. 1. Fares are expected to start at $99 each way, or $210 round trip, which includes taxes and health insurance coverage required by Cuba, per the Miami Herald. For comparison, round-trip charter flights to Cuba have traditionally run from $400 to $460.

JetBlue's website also lists upcoming fall itineraries from Fort Lauderdale to two other Cuban airports, as well as between Havana and Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and New York City. The Cuban government still needs to give a final OK. Other airlines expected to start fall flights to Cuba from the US include American Airlines and Silver Airways. (Read more Cuba stories.)

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