Charter Service Adding JFK-HAV Flights to Cuba

Cuba Travel Services is adding JFK to its list of airports offering non-stop service to Havana, Cuba. The charter will be flown on 2-class Sun Country 737-800’s. Interesting that their first airport choice was Newark (EWR) because of the larger Cuban population in New Jersey. However, that airport turned them down.Sun Country Airlines

CTS already offers Cuban charter flights that originate in Florida – Miami (MIA), Ft Lauderdale (FLL), and Tampa (TPA). In addition toregular flights to Havana (HAV), CTS also has charter service to other Cuban cities including Santa Clara (SNU), Santiago (SCU), Camaguey (CMW), and Cienfuegos (CFG). Not sure why there are no non-stops from Orlando.

Note that under current rules, travel to the Republic of Cuba is restricted for U.S. citizens, though a few conditions where U.S. citizens are allowed to visit Cuba are listed in this New York Times article.

Yes, I’d like to add Cuba to my list of countries to visit. How about you?


  1. Was in Cuba, Havana mostly, for 10 days almost a year ago on a trip from one of those tour groups mentioned in that same New York Times article. Beautiful , if crumbling, city. Wonderful people, very friendly and I felt very safe. Can’t wait to go back.

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