Getting to Cuba from America

Since President Donald Trump’s Cuba sanctions speech on June 16, 2017, American travel to Cuba has become stricter. Gone are the brief days of the Obama administration’s relaxed laws regarding American-Cuban travel. Read our FAQs on the recent changes implemented since Trump’s speech.

Luckily, airports and seaports are untouched by the new Cuban sanctions. However, some airlines have significantly scaled back service as travel demand between the two countries has fallen.

Here’s what we currently know about major American carriers flying to Cuba as of July 12, 2017:

Alaska Airlines

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The only carrier approved to fly direct from Los Angeles, with flights originating in Seattle.


American Airlines 

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Enjoy daily service to Havana from Charlotte (CLT) and Miami (MIA). Flights are searchable on




Flights are available from New York JFK, Atlanta and Miami. Visit to browse and book.

Jet Blue

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Direct flights from New York JFK, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. Keep your eyes on this link for updates.


Southwest Airlines

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Planes from Fort Lauderdale and Tampa touch down daily in Havana.


United Airlines 

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Direct flights from New York Newark and Houston to Havana. Visit to book.


Got your ticket? Now, hop on over to our site to book either your Cultural Cuba tour or a Cuban New Year Fiesta!

1 thought on “Getting to Cuba from America”

  1. […] Thanks to an exception, commercial airlines and cruise ships are unaffected by a policy banning business with Cuba’s military. You can still book direct flights to major destinations like Havana (where our tours begin), but many airlines have scaled back flights due to lack of demand. Book early to guarantee a seat and pay a reasonable price. You can read more about getting to Cuba here. […]

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