First Commercial Flight in 50 Years from US to Cuba Takes Off From JFK

First Commercial Flight in 50 Years from US to Cuba Takes Off From JFK

JetBlue has made history today, becoming the first commercial flight from the United States to Cuba.The historic launch of service to Havana’s José Martí International Airport (HAV) from three of the airline’s focus cities, with the first flight taking off this morning shortly after 9 a.m. from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). JetBlue’s service to Havana from Orlando begins November 29 and service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood begins November 30.

JetBlue flight 243 became the first commercial flight to Cuba from the New York area since scheduled service resumed this year and marked the first day of U.S. commercial service to the Cuban Capital in more than 50 years. The New York metropolitan area is home to the second-largest Cuban-American population in the US.

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