Silver Airways the first to sell tickets to Cuba

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 16, 2016 14:10

Silver Airways the first to sell tickets to Cuba

Silver Airways has become the first US airline to again sell regularly scheduled flights to Cuba with tickets on sale now. Silver Airways’ inaugural flight to Cuba will depart from Fort Lauderdale bound for Santa Clara, Cuba on September 1, 2016. This will be the first regularly scheduled flight from the US to Cuba in over 50 years and a historic moment for American-Cuban relations.

“Becoming the first airline to sell regularly scheduled air service to Cuba in over 50 years would not have been possible without our team of dedicated professionals who have been working diligently in preparation for this historic resumption of service between the U.S. and Cuba”

“Becoming the first airline to sell regularly scheduled air service to Cuba in over 50 years would not have been possible without our team of dedicated professionals who have been working diligently in preparation for this historic resumption of service between the U.S. and Cuba,” said Silver Airways President and CEO Sami Teittinen. “Receiving approval to serve all Cuban destinations beyond Havana is a true testament to Silver’s already strong and developed position as the airline of choice for Florida and the Caribbean. We look forward to being the very first airline to provide service to Cuba starting this September.”
“We want to commend Secretary Foxx and his team for their decision to award Silver Airways operating authority to Cuba. In addition to serving the first nine destinations in Cuba from Fort Lauderdale, we look forward to the DOT’s approval of Silver’s tenth destination – Havana,” said Silver’s CFO and Executive Vice President Commercial Jason Bewley. “Direct airline routes from Havana to West Palm Beach, Fort Myers, Key West, and Jacksonville are critical to the large Cuban American populations in these important Florida communities. Silver is the only carrier willing to bring access to these markets and fly travelers to Cuba without requiring them to endure long drives to congested hub airports or forcing travelers to make costly connections that are inconvenient and simply impractical.”

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore June 16, 2016 14:10