The first, regular flight from the United States to Havana departed from Miami International Airport after more than 50 years. The fact took place place right after Fidel Castro’s death.
Since August, American Airlines (AA) have been flying into Cuba, but the capital was still off limits.
The passengers, who had no idea when they booked their tickets that the flight would coincide with Fidel Castro’s funerals, were welcomed with croquettes, cupcakes and straw hats as gifts.
It ‘s a life time experience. It will be interesting to see how people respond to his death,
said an American passenger.
Until now, AA flew to Camagüey, Cienfuegos, Holguín, Santa Clara and Varadero. Adding Havana, it will now operate 13 daily flights between Cuba and the United States.
With this new destination, AA became the first American airline to offer a regular service to the Cuban capital in more than 50 years.
From November 30th, the airline will have four daily flights from Miami to Havana and another from Charlotte, North Carolina.
An hour and a half later, JetBlue sent its first flight from New York to Havana, a destination that will be daily covered from now.
Spirit, Frontier, Delta and Southwest airlines will also begin offering routes to complete 110 flights a day to the island, 20 of them to Havana.
The new flights are not only more frequent, but they cost between 100 and 200 dollars.