Three US airlines that fly from Bermuda are to start scheduled services to Havana. Travellers from Bermuda can make connections in a number of US cities to reach the Cuban capital.
Travellers from Bermuda who want to visit Havana will soon be able to choose from three US airlines that fly connections to the Cuban capital.
Last month, American Airlines, JetBlue and Delta Air Lines, were among a group of carriers cleared by the US Department of Transportation to operate scheduled flights to Havana.
For decades there have been no direct scheduled flights from the US to Cuba. That changed earlier this year, when the US loosened restrictions on travel to the Caribbean country.
JetBlue has now announced it will start its scheduled flights to Havana at the end of next month.
The airline, which has services from Bermuda to Boston and New York’s JFK International Airport, is to start daily flights from JFK and Havana on November 28.
The airline is touting its additional one-stop shop services designed to make flying to Havana an easier experience.
The new service will include Cuban government-required health insurance, the ability to complete online a US-regulated affidavit necessary for travelling to Cuba from the US, and a day-of-travel Cuban Tourist Visa that can be collected at the airport before boarding the Havana flight.
JetBlue will also fly direct to Havana from Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, from November 29 and 30 respectively.
Delta Air Lines, which flies from Bermuda to JFK, Atlanta and Boston, will fly to Havana from JFK, Atlanta and Miami. It will commence flights on December 1.
American Airlines, which flies from Bermuda to JFK, Miami and Philadelphia, is offering direct flights to Havana from Miami and Charlotte. The airline will begin its Miami to Havana service on November 28, and its service from Charlotte on November 30.
Meanwhile, Air Canada, which links Bermuda to Toronto, already offers scheduled flights from Toronto to Havana.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla signed an agreement on political dialogue and cooperation.
12 December 2016
The heads of the EU member states signed on Monday a historic deal with Cuba on political dialogue and cooperation.
Brussels and Havana finished the negotiations on the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement on March 11. The agreement included a number of issues, aimed at improving political and economic cooperation.
Fidel Castro, Leader of the Cuban Revolution Dies at 90
26 November 2016
The leader of the movement that won Cuban independence and champion of the Global South has died in Havana.
U.S. Abstains in U.N. Vote Condemning Cuba Embargo
28 October 2016
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US lifts import limits on Cuban cigars, alcohol
17 October 2016
The US embargo against Cuba prevented Americans from bringing home Cuban cigars, even if they were purchased in third countries.
Two years ago the limit was eased, but travelers could still bring home only $100 worth.
MEO Australia discovered a new oil deposit in Cuba
5 August 2016
At the beginning of August 2016 MEO Australia announced the discovery of oil deposits in the north of Cuba, of the volume of 8.2 billion barrels located at a depth of 2000-3500 meters. Production of oil could begin in late 2017 – early 2018.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts is opening the Four Points Havana
6 July 2016
It’s the company’s first hotel in Cuba located in Miramar business district. Starwood is the first US-based hospitality company to enter the market in nearly 60 years.
Russian Language Center May Open in Havana This Year
2 June 2016
Russian language center may open in Cuba this year, and the curricula of some Havana schools might include lessons of Russian.
During its visit to Moscow, Cuban delegation visited the Institute of Pushkin, where the parties discussed bilateral cooperation in education.