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How does Jet Blue cutting back on flights impact travel to Cuba?

by | Feb 5, 2020 | News

Misinformation has been spreading that Cuba is closed to Americans due to recent announcements about Jet Blue cutting back on the number of direct flights to Havana. I can assure you, Cuba is still very much open and welcoming of visitors! And, with lower crowds due to the ban on cruise ship landings, now is the time to enjoy legal, private, and custom travel.  Spring and early summer are ideal times to travel to Cuba.

You can easily travel back-in-time and fly direct non-stop to Havana from nine major U.S. cities on U.S. airlines including :


New York JFK . . . . . . .  JET BLUE one daily non-stop flight
Newark EWR . . . . . . . . UNITED one daily non-stop flight
Boston BOS . . . . . . . . . JET BLUE one weekly Saturday non-stop flight
Atlanta ATL. . . . . . . . .  DELTA one daily non-stop flight
Houston IAH . . . . . . . . UNITED one daily non-stop flight
Orlando MCO . . . . . . .  JETBLUE one daily non-stop flight
Tampa TPA  . . . . . . . . . SOUTHWEST one daily non-stop flight
Tampa TPA  . . . . . . . . . SOUTHWEST two non-stop flights on Saturdays
Ft Lauderdale FLL  . . . JET BLUE three daily non-stop flights
Ft Lauderdale FLL . . .  SOUTHWEST three non-stop flights Saturdays
Miami MIA . . . . . . . . .  AMERICAN multiple daily non-stop flights
Miami MIA . . . . . . . . .  DELTA multiple daily non-stop flights

Part of the cutbacks is a reaction to some of the regulations put in place by the Trump Administration.  Another factor is the airlines attempting to right-size the number and capacity of the flights they are offer to Cuba. 

How can you ensure a successful and safe trip to Cuba?  Be sure to work with a company that has specific experience planning Cuba travel logistics and can guide you regarding what to do (and what not to do) once you are on the Island.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you have about private, custom, and legal travel to Cuba. Cultural Cuba seamlessly manages all the logistics so that our travelers can completely and safely enjoy a dynamic and enriching trip to Cuba. 

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David Lee



Founded in 2011, Cultural Cuba is a leading travel company specializing in custom legal travel to Cuba. With offices in Orlando, Chicago, and Havana, the company curates niche itineraries using expert local Cuban guides, to provide immersive and off-the-beaten-path experiences. These tours directly support hundreds of Cubans including artists, musicians, dancers, school children, and small business owners, most of whom completely rely on the funds generated by these experiential tours. As a licensed tour operator, the company seamlessly manages all travel logistics and documentation through a highly trained, in-house, on-the-ground Havana and U.S.-based staff.

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