This will only add to the pressure on the Cuban hospitality business to cope with more and more American tourist. Check out a recent blog on the subject on HavanaInsider.com.
At the moment, flights to Cuba from the United States originate mostly from Miami, and they are through various charter companies such as Cuba Travel Service and ABC who contract flights through such commercial carriers as Jet Blue and American Airlines. With the change, passengers will be able to book the flights directly from primary US airlines. The reports did not mention if Cubana de Aviación, the Cuban airlines, also would be providing flights between the two countries.
For those who haven’t flown into Cuba’s main airport in Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport, check out the short video above, shot from my iphone when I landed there sitting in the jump seat of a 767 from Rome in 2011. The airline will remain anonymous.