HAVANA, Cuba, Tuesday November 8, 2016 – Building on its historic first flight into Cuba, JebBlue has expanded its service to the Spanish-speaking Caribbean nation, operating its first flight to Camagüey’s Ignacio Agramonte Airport (CMW) last Thursday.
With daily nonstop flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Camagüey becomes the second city served by JetBlue on the island nation since operating the first commercial flights in more than 50 years between the United States and Cuba in August. The new Camagüey route further advances JetBlue’s plan to usher in a new era of affordable and convenient air travel to Cuba.
“Camagüey is the latest move in our commitment to Cuba following our historic first flight,” said Robin Hayes, president and chief executive officer of JetBlue.
“We commend the work of both US and Cuban officials for making [Thursday] possible. We extend our deep appreciation to the Cuban Ministry of Transportation, IACC, and the Camagüey Airport for entrusting us to operate this route and look forward to our long-term partnership as we continue to grow our presence in Cuba.”
— JetBlue Airways (@JetBlue) November 4, 2016
Situated nearly 350 miles to the east of Havana, Camagüey was settled in the early 1500s and today, its historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring urban squares and historic architecture.
The Camagüey route expands JetBlue’s Caribbean presence and the airline’s overall reach to 98 cities in 22 countries across the US, Caribbean and Latin America.