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JetBlue adding another charter flight to Cuba

JetBlue will add another charter flight to Cuba this summer.
JetBlue will add another charter flight to Cuba this summer. Getty Images

JetBlue announced Thursday it had made an agreement with ABC Charters to add another weekly Tampa-Havana charter flight this summer.

The carrier already runs three weekly flights to Cuba: between Tampa and Havana on Tuesdays, Tampa and Santa Clara on Wednesdays and Fort Lauderdale and Havana on Fridays. According to a press release, the airline is “evaluating opportunities” to add more charter flights.

JetBlue started running flights to Cuba for charter companies in 2011. Americans who fall under a list of allowed travel categories have been able to travel to Cuba on charter flights in the past, but the Obama administration recently announced an easing of travel restrictions.

Doug McGraw, a spokesman for the airline, said charter partners are expecting even more demand for travel to Cuba as a result.

“They are receiving more calls than ever inquiring and requesting individual and group travel,” he said in an email.

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