JetBlue Suspends All Flights to Cuba

by Anthony Losanno

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JetBlue has just suspended all of its flights to Cuba with the final day of service coming on September 17th. The carrier cites weak demand and regulatory changes as the reasons for ending these flights.

JetBlue Havana

In 2016, JetBlue became the first US airline to operate commercial flights between the US and Cuba. The airlines service between New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Havana José Martí international Airport (HAV) ends today. Its flights from Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) end on September 17th. The flights may resume in the future as JetBlue has asked the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for a three-year dormancy waiver to hold its 20x weekly frequencies.

Service cuts have been happening for some time with nonstop flights from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) having already been chopped. United Airlines will continue to offer service from Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Delta Air Lines and American Airlines will also fly from Miami International Airport (MIA).

Anthony’s Take: Cuba has long been on my list after hearing stories from my grandparents’ honeymoon there and my parents’ visit a few years back. JetBlue is going to proactively refund all passengers impacted by the cancellations.

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