NEWS First JetBlue flights to Cuba will launch next month beginning at $99 one-way

overviewJetBlue’s first regularly scheduled flights to Cuba will begin next month, with fares beginning at $99 one-way.

JetBlue’s first non-charter Cuba route will launch Aug. 31, when it begins nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and the central Cuban city of Santa Clara. JetBlue initially will operate three flights a week before going to daily service on Oct. 1.

That would appear to put JetBlue in line to be the first U.S. carrier to begin normal airline flights to Cuba since the Obama administration moved to normalize relations between the nations. American Airlines and Silver Airways also have announced their initial schedules for regular Cuba flights, though the first of those services don’t begin until a few days after JetBlue’s first flight.

JetBlue says service from Fort Lauderdale to two other Cuban cities will start in November. Daily flights to the interior city of Camagüey begin Nov. 3 while daily service to Holguín in eastern Cuba starts Nov. 10.

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