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JetBlue announced Tuesday it was expanding and diversifying its flight schedule to Havana, Cuba.
Starting November 10, JetBlue will operate Saturday service between Boston Logan International Airport and Havana's Jose Marti International Airport, making it the only airline to offer nonstop service between New England and Cuba.
Seats are now on sale with an introductory fare of $129 one way.
The carrier will also add an additional flight between Fort Lauderdale and Havana which will operate Sunday through Friday, complimenting afternoon departures from Fort Lauderdale and new evening flights from Havana.
In addition to Havana, JetBlue also serves three other Cuban cities with daily service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, including Santa Clara, Camaguey and Holguin.
"As the first airline to operate commercial service between the U.S. and Cuba, we are proud to celebrate another first as the only carrier to serve Havana from Boston while also growing our successful service in Fort Lauderdale," JetBlue vice president John Checketts said in a statement. "JetBlue will operate more than 50 weekly flights between the U.S. and Cuba from every one of our east coast focus cities."
Travelers heading to Cuba with JetBlue will be able to enjoy features and amenities such as the most legroom in coach, free snacks and soft drinks, in-flight Wi-Fi, live DIRECTV programming and 100 channels of SiriusXM radio in every seatback.
To qualify for travel with JetBlue to Cuba, U.S. citizens must be authorized under the government's Cuban Assets Control Regulations and certify that they qualified for one of the twelve approved travel categories outlined by the U.S. Department of Treasury.
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