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Trump Adds New Travel and Trade Restrictions to Cuban Embargo

Trump Adds New Travel and Trade Restrictions to Cuban Embargo

The Trump Administration announced new sanctions against Cuba that add onto the measures announced in 2019.
The new restrictions will prohibit Americans from staying at hotels funded by the Cuban government and from importing Cuban rum and cigars.
In 2019, the administration moved to ban group educational and cultural trips to the island nation as well as a ban on visits by cruise ships, private yachts, and fishing vessels.
The move is largely …

JetBlue to Add Guatemala, Bozeman Service, Reduce Flights to Havana

JetBlue to Add Guatemala, Bozeman Service, Reduce Flights to Havana

JetBlue Airways announced multiple schedule and route changes for the new year as well as several new routes.
The airline will introduce non-stop daily service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Guatemala City’s La Aurora International Airport on June 1. Guatemala will be the 25th city served by the carrier.
The New York-based airline also announced non-stop seasonal service to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Montana from JFK and …

U.S. Bans All Flights to All Cuban Cities Except Havana

U.S. Bans All Flights to All Cuban Cities Except Havana

The Trump Administration said it would ban U.S. flights to all Cuban cities with the exception of Havana.
The move is the latest exercise in rolling back Obama-era regulations that eased travel and trade between the two countries.
Since scheduled air service began between the United States and Cuba in 2016, several airlines cut capacity and discontinued routes, including Delta’s highly-vaunted New York-Havana service, which ended in September 2018.
“This action will prevent …

U.S. Announces New Restrictions on Visits to Cuba

U.S. Announces New Restrictions on Visits to Cuba

New restrictions on visits to Cuba by U.S. citizens go into effect Wednesday, including a ban on the most common type of trip most Americans take.
On Tuesday, the Treasury Department said it will not permit group educational and cultural trips – known as “people to people” trips – to the island unless they were booked before June 5. The agency said that it will also no longer permit cruises, private …

JetBlue to Link Boston with Havana and Expand Service from Fort Lauderdale

JetBlue to Link Boston with Havana and Expand Service from Fort Lauderdale

JetBlue Airways announced plans to offer weekly non-stop service from Boston to Havana starting in November.  It also said it will add additional non-stop flights from Fort Lauderdale to Havana as well.
The New York-based airline was the first commercial carrier to offer service between the United States and the island nation following the recent normalization of diplomatic relations.
The Boston-Havana flights will operate on Saturdays between Boston Logan International Airport and …

Aging Boeing 737 in Cuba Crash Had Strong Safety Record, Unlike the Airline Operating It

The Boeing 737-200 that crashed shortly after taking off from Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí in Havana was one of the oldest passenger airliners still in operation and was believed to be airworthy although questions remain about the operator of the flight, a little-known Mexican charter company hired by Cubana de Aviación.
Founded in 1929, the story of Cubana de Aviación, Cuba’s flagship carrier, mirrors that of the island nation. As so …

JetBlue to Launch New Flights to Havana, Mexico City

JetBlue to Launch New Flights to Havana, Mexico City

JetBlue Airways announced plans to launch new service to Havana from Boston and Fort Lauderdale this fall. The carrier said that it will also begin new flights to Mexico City from both New York and Boston.
On November 10, the airline will launch weekly flights between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Havana’s José Martí International Airport. The service, which will be offered on Saturdays, will be the first non-stop to Cuba …