JetBlue expanded its service to Cuba, operating the airline’s first flight to Camagüey’s Ignacio Agramonte Airport.
With daily nonstop flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), 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 U.S. 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 in more than 50 years from the U.S. earlier this year,” said Robin Hayes, president and CEO, JetBlue.
“With today’s inaugural flight to Camagüey, we bring low fares and our award winning service to yet another new market where customers have faced expensive and complicated service for too long.”
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.
Camagüey expands JetBlue’s Caribbean presence and the airline’s overall reach to 98 cities in 22 countries across the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. It also continues to grow JetBlue’s presence at its Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood focus city where it is the No. 1 airline offering flights to more than 50 nonstop destinations. Beyond Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Camagüey is now a convenient connection away from many JetBlue cities.
“We commend the work of both U.S. and Cuban officials for making today 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,” said JetBlue CEO Hayes.
In addition to Santa Clara and Camagüey, JetBlue will launch service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Holguín – Frank País Airport on November 10. Starting November 28, JetBlue will begin launching service between Havana’s José Martí International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Orlando International Airport, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood. With up to seven daily flights between the U.S. and Cuba JetBlue is committed to investing in and growing new Cuban markets.
JetBlue’s commercial service follows nearly five years of successful charter service operating multiple routes between Cuban markets and U.S. cities. In that time, JetBlue has built strong relationships with airport authorities and worked closely together to make the launch of commercial service possible.