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Cuba Handling offers dedicated flight support to Cuba

Cuba has become a popular travel destination as the U.S. administration began relaxing restrictions against the communist country last year. Though commercial airlines now travel to various cities in Cuba, Americans are still not permitted to engage in pure tourism activity in Cuba, under the modified terms of the 50-year-old embargo that remains in effect today. Eric Norber, a C...

Silver Airways is the First Airline to Sell Regularly Scheduled Flights to Cuba in Over 50 Years

Following last week’s announcement of being the only airline awarded service to all nine Cuban destinations, Silver Airways has become the first U.S. airline to again sell regularly scheduled flights to Cuba with tickets for sale now at silverairways.com. Silver Airways, which operates more routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas than any other airline, will be the first U....

Exclusive Charter Launches Fixed-rate Service to Cuba

After receiving FAA clearance to fly into Cuba earlier this month, Exclusive Charter Service is introducing special fixed-rate charters from various U.S. airports into the country’s main gateway, José Martí International Airport. For instance, flights in one of the company’s seven-passenger Piaggio Avanti II twin turboprops from Palm Beach In...

Cubana Airlines Opens Route between Holguin and Santo Domingo

Cubana Airlines will start direct flights from the Frank Pais International Airport, of the city of Holguin in eastern Cuba, to Santo Domingo, capital city of the Dominican Republic, according to company officials. Violeta Sayas, commercial specialist of the airline in Holguin said, in an exclusive interview with ACN, that the inaugural flight will be on March 22, which will add to the usual op...

U.S. to restore commercial flights to Cuba

In just a matter of days, U.S. airlines will begin a fierce bidding war to win routes and airport slots to a destination that's been off-limits to them for more than 50 years: Cuba. Starting Tuesday, U.S. carriers will have 15 days to submit applications to the Department of Transportation for routes they'd like to fly between the U.S and Cuba. The development brings airlines and tra...

JetSuite introduces private jet service to Cuba

JetSuite has introduced services to and from Havana in Cuba. Passengers can charter a six-passenger JetSuite Edition CJ3, or four-passenger Phenom 100, non-stop to Havana from any of the 16 Cuba gateway airports. “Our mission continues to revolve around making private air travel accessible to more people than ever before, and offering an unprecedented level of transparency.” A...

ExcelAire Cleared for Cuba

Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based ExcelAire has become the latest operator to receive FAA authorization to fly charter service to Cuba. ExcelAire, which is authorized to fly directly to the island nation from 19 gateway U.S. cities, completed its first trip late last month from New York JFK International Airport to Havana. ExcelAire joins a small but growing number of operators that have obtained FAA appr...

U.S.-Cuba aviation deal allows 110 scheduled flights a day

The United States and Cuba have struck a deal to allow as many as 110 regular airline flights a day, allowing a surge of American travel to Cuba that could eventually flood the island with hundreds of thousands more U.S. visitors a year, officials said Thursday on the anniversary of detente between the Cold War foes. The deal reached Wednesday night after three days of talks in Washington opens...

US, Cuba agree to let airlines begin flights

Cuba and the United States reached an agreement Wednesday night that will allow US commercial airlines to begin operating flights to the island for the first time in decades, according to US officials with knowledge of the discussion. The understanding comes on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the announcement that the two countries would restore diplomatic ties and turn the page on a hal...

A New way to fly to Cuba, from Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands

This December sees the launch of a new Gateway to the island of Cuba from Providenciales (PLS), Turks & Caicos Islands. Services to Santiago de Cuba (SCU) commence on December 10th, 2015. With this new service to Santiago from Providenciales, visitors to the Turks & Caicos Islands will be able enjoy easy access to Eastern Cuba with the initial twice weekly flights. interCaribbean Air...

Deal For US-Cuba Flights Seen By Year-end

The United States and Cuba are likely to announce agreements by the end of the year for restoring scheduled airline flights and postal service between the two countries, a senior Cuban official said. The latest signs of progress in the thaw between the two Cold War foes emerged from talks in Washington on normalising relations following the re-establishment of diplomatic ties in July after more...

Interjet inaugurates two new Cuban routes

Interjet has expanded its route network in Cuba with the launch of two new routes on 15 October. It now offers twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) flights on the 1,868-kilometre route from Mexico City (MEX) to Varadero (VRA) and four times weekly flights on the 1,815-kilometre route from Monterrey (MTY) to Havana (HAV). According to flightradar24.com t...