JetBlue Expands Cuba Service
CARIBBEAN360 NOVEMBER 8, 2016
HAVANA, Cuba, Tuesday November 8, 2016 – Building on its historic first
flight into Cuba, JebBlue has expanded its service to the
Spanish-speaking Caribbean nation, operating its first flight to
Camagüey's Ignacio Agramonte Airport (CMW) last Thursday.
With daily nonstop flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Airport, Camagüey becomes the second city served by JetBlue on the
island nation since operating the first commercial flights in more than
50 years between the United States and Cuba in August. The new Camagüey
route further advances JetBlue's plan to usher in a new era of
affordable and convenient air travel to Cuba.
"Camagüey is the latest move in our commitment to Cuba following our
historic first flight," said Robin Hayes, president and chief executive
officer of JetBlue.
"We commend the work of both US and Cuban officials for making
[Thursday] possible. We extend our deep appreciation to the Cuban
Ministry of Transportation, IACC, and the Camagüey Airport for
entrusting us to operate this route and look forward to our long-term
partnership as we continue to grow our presence in Cuba."
Situated nearly 350 miles to the east of Havana, Camagüey was settled in
the early 1500s and today, its historic center is a UNESCO World
Heritage Site featuring urban squares and historic architecture.
The Camagüey route expands JetBlue's Caribbean presence and the
airline's overall reach to 98 cities in 22 countries across the US,
Caribbean and Latin America.
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