JetBlue made history today with the first regularly scheduled passenger-jet service from the United States to Cuba. The took off at about 9:45 a.m. from Fort Lauderdale.
The last time a passenger flight flew from the United States to Cuba—more than 50 years ago—it happened on a propeller plane, according to JetBlue Executive Vice President Marty St. George. “We do think it’s an important part of history,” St. George said. “From a challenge perspective, we know the drill. Cuba has some unique elements because of 50 years of history between the U.S. and Cuba, but we’re ready to go.” Read more at THE NEW YORK TIMES.