Thursday, April 28, 2011

C&T expanding Cuba charter routes

C&T expanding Cuba charter routes

C&T Charters will begin charter flights from San Juan to Havana and is
planning to offer Cuba service from Chicago and Atlanta, Caribbean News
Digital reported.

The Miami-based company already offers seven flights a week from Miami,
and once-a-week flights from New York.

C&T Vice President Gary González told the Web publication on the
sidelines of a conference of the American Society of Travel Agents
(ASTA) in San Juan that his company plans to start flights from San Juan
in June. The company will offer two flights a week. C&T received
authorization from Puerto Rican and Cuban authorities, according to
González; it is still working on logistical details and is in the
process of opening an office in San Juan.

The first flight is already sold out, González said, even though C&T
hasn't advertised the service yet.

If there is sufficient demand, C&T would also offer Puerto Rico-Santiago
de Cuba flights.

U.S Customs and Border Protection in March authorized at least 10 U.S.
airports, including San Juan, to host charter flights to Cuba.
Previously, Cuba flights had been restricted to Miami, New York and Los
Angeles. Now, in addition to San Juan, CBP authorized Fort Lauderdale,
Tampa, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, Pittsburgh,
Baltimore and Chicago. All these airports are striving to land charter
companies for Cuba flights.

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