JetBlue to Launch Additional Charter Flight to Cuba

By Paul Riegler on 12 February 2015
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JetBlue Airways announced it will add a new flight to Cuba this summer through its partner ABC Charters.  The additional flight will operate from Tampa International Airport in Florida to José Martí International Airport in Havana on Fridays, beginning June 5.

The extra flight will complement JetBlue and ABC Charters’ existing Tuesday service between Tampa and Havana, as well as the two carriers’ Wednesday service between Tampa and Santa Clara, Cuba.  JetBlue also operates Friday flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Havana through Xael Charters.

JetBlue operates its charter flights to Cuba using Airbus A320 aircraft, configured with 42 seats in Even More Space, the airline’s premium economy lite section, and 108 seats in coach.  Premium economy lite-seats are 17.8” wide, and have a pitch of 38” to 39”.

JetBlue first began flying to Cuba in 2011.  The additional Tampa-Havana flight is one of the first expansions in charter service by a major American carrier since restrictions to the country were eased in January.

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