JetBlue opens offices in Havana
JetBlue, the first US airline to begin regular flights to Cuba in 2016 inaugurated on Friday in Havana two new commercial offices ratifying its interest and feasibility of its operations in the region
2 de septiembre de 2017 - Taken from the ACN
JetBlue, the first US airline to begin regular flights to Cuba in 2016 inaugurated on Friday in Havana two new commercial offices ratifying its interest and feasibility of its operations in the region.
The opening of the two offices, located in the famous La Rampa in Havana and Terminal 3 of the Jose Marti International Airport occurs on the 1 st anniversary of its first flight to the Caribbean island on August 31st of 2016, said Robin Hayes, Executive President of the US airline.
The directive highlighted that in its second year of commercial work in Cuba, the airline is ready to introduce lower fares and services to travelers in Havana and stressed that they have adjusted the capacities of the routes in Havana, Camaguey, Holguin and Santa Clara, maintaining the same number of flights.
Hayes said that they continue to make changes to improve services to the clients in favor of assuring the operations of this long-term market.
The Cuban Director of Business of Cubana Airlines Corporation, Ibrahim Ferradaz said that the opening of JetBlue’s commercial offices and that of other US airlines confirmed its interest in Cuba despite the limitations of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the US on the Caribbean island.
According to the specialist, there are currently six US companies (JetBlue, American Airlines, Delta, United, Southwest and Alaska) carrying out regular flights to different destinations in the country demonstrating the strength of Cuba regarding operational security and aviation.
Ferradaz highlighted Cuba’s intention in continuing to develop respectful and cooperation ties with the United States.
Cuba and the United States reestablished regular direct flights in 2016 –suspended for over 50 years-, amidst the process of the normalization of bilateral relations between Washington and Havana.
The people of the United States are prohibited in visiting Cuba as tourists, and can only travel under one of the 12 licenses approved by Washington.