PHOTO: A JetBlue A321 aircraft. (Photo courtesy of JetBlue)
On Thursday, low-cost air carrier JetBlue Airways announced that it will start serving Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuba, beginning in late November.
According to Caribbean News Digital, Havana will become JetBlue’s fourth Cuban destination and 100th destination across the world. The airline will offer daily roundtrip flights from three airports, with prices starting as low as $54 one-way.
JetBlue will operate flights to Havana from airports which include New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (starting Nov. 28), Orlando International Airport (starting Nov. 29) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (starting Nov. 30.)
Prices for a one-way flight from Florida to Havana start at $54, and the cost of a one-way ticket from New York starts at $99. Both prices include Cuban government-required health insurance coverage.
“Our historic first flight kicked off a new era in travel to Cuba, and once again JetBlue will make history with flights that finally make flying to the Cuban capital simple, affordable and enjoyable,” JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes said in a statement. “It’s remarkable that a startup airline less than 17 years old will mark Havana as its 100th destination.”
To celebrate JetBlue’s inaugural flights to Havana, the airline will honor Cuba’s distinctive cultural heritage at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Nov. 28 with performances from Cuban music and dance groups. JFK’s Terminal 5 will also feature a live mural creation, traditional Cuban food and speeches from airline officials and Cuban representatives.