American agencies begin to operate with cuba
The thawing of relations between the United States and Cuba begins to have its first effects on travel between the two countries, and there are already several North American travel agencies scheduled charter flights to the island.
A Boeing 737-800 will join New York and Havana from March 17. Furthermore, also a charter service that will depart from South Florida to the Caribbean island. This approach is due to the talks that both Governments had a few weeks ago and which addressed issues of immigration and establishment of embassies in Cuba and the United States.
The American travel agency Cuban Travel Services (CTS) announced that it will offer a weekly flight from New York bound for Havana from March 17, reported Business Insider.
Tourist company explained that the flight will be a Boeing 737-800 that will rent the American airline “Sun Country” and that will leave the international airport JFK, in New York. CTS said that they will offer two unique rates: 849 dollars round-trip, and 1,334 dollars if it is business class.
Flight joins other charter services departing from South Florida to the Caribbean island for costs ranging between 400 and 450 dollars. Measures taken this year by the U.S. Government, that soften the restrictions so that Americans traveling to Cuba, do provide more travel options and more passengers, in addition to businesses of telecommunications and Finance of the United States with Cuba.
The new rules are part of approaches between the two Governments, which already had two weeks ago meetings in Havana, which addressed the issues of immigration and the establishment of embassies in Cuba and United States as part of the new American policy towards the island.