CALABASAS, Calif., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CheapAir.com today became the first online travel agency to offer direct flights between the United States and Cuba. Authorized travelers can fly directly from New York City (JFK) and Tampa to Havana, and Miami to six Cuban destinations: Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Cienfuegos and Holguin.
Travelers departing Miami will arrive in Havana in 1 hour.
In February, CheapAir became the first online travel agency to offer flights between Cuba and the U.S. However, travelers had to connect through a foreign country – and Havana was the only available destination. Starting today, in partnership with Cuba Travel Services, a premier charter company licensed to fly from the United States to Cuba, CheapAir.com is first to search and book direct licensed charter flights to Havana and other cities in Cuba.
Flights between Miami and Cuba operate daily. JFK to Havana flights depart and arrive on Tuesdays, and flights between Tampa and Havana operate on Sundays and Thursdays. For many U.S. travelers, direct flights will reduce the cost and travel time between their home and Cuba.
"For the first time in history, Americans can book direct flights to Cuba online," said Jeff Klee, CEO of CheapAir. "Our goal is to make booking flights and traveling to Cuba easier for authorized travelers, including those visiting family on the island. We're excited to partner with Cuba Travel Services in this effort."
"Cuba Travel Services is proud to partner with CheapAir.com in efforts to provide an efficient low cost travel solution to OFAC authorized travelers visiting Cuba," said Michael Zuccato, General Manager of Cuba Travel Services. "We have successfully designed and implemented an innovative solution for travelers seeking the convenience of making online reservations when traveling to Cuba."
To book your flight to Cuba, visit www.CheapAir.com
About CheapAir ®
Headquartered in Calabasas, CA, CheapAir and its team of 90 travel enthusiasts use cutting edge technology, a boatload of airfare data, and superior customer service to make it easier and less stressful to buy affordable airline tickets. Our proprietary airfare shopping engine uses a patented algorithm that scours the web for the lowest prices on the planet. We show fares and flight options in a simple, easy to navigate display that includes which flights have which inflight amenities. For expert travel advice, deals and inspiration connect with CheapAir on Facebook , CheapAir on Google+ and CheapAir on Twitter.
CEO Jeff Klee started CheapAir in 1989 from his college dorm room after getting a crash course in the airline industry trying to plan a backpacking trip through Europe on a student's budget. CheapAir.com still takes a creative approach to fare finding and, along with its sister company, Amtrav for Business Travelers, has helped over three million people buy plane tickets with confidence.
About Cuba Travel Services
Headquartered in Cypress, California, Cuba Travel Services is a premier indirect air-carrier that arranges flights from Miami, New York (JFK) and Tampa to Havana, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Holguin and Santiago de Cuba using Boeing 737-800 aircraft. As a leading tour operator and destination management company serving the destination, Cuba Travel Services offers hotels bookings, transportation, tour programming as part of a turn key travel solution for qualified individuals and organizations. The company has been arranging flights to Cuba for more than 15 years and operates the most extensive flight network in the industry. For more information follow us on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, YouTube or visit www.cubatravelservices.com.