Frederic Lagrange

The announcement comes hours after JetBlue's historic flight to Santa Clara, Cuba.

August 31, 2016

Earlier today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx arrived in Santa Clara, aboard JetBlue’s historic flight, the first regular U.S. scheduled commercial service to Cuba in more than 50 years.

Foxx then announced the final decision by the Department of Transportation for the 20 new daily non-stop flights to Havana’s José Martí International Airport.

Over the next three months, Alaska Airlines, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, and United will begin service to Havana from 10 U.S. cities: Atlanta, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, Orlando, New York, and Tampa.

“Today’s actions are the result of months of work by airlines, cities, the U.S. government, and many others toward delivering on President Obama’s promise to reengage with Cuba,” said Foxx. “Transportation has a unique role in this historic initiative and we look forward to the benefits these new services will provide to those eligible for Cuba travel.”

Only two airlines were selected for non-stop routes from New York City to Havana: Delta and JetBlue. United Airlines will operate one daily flight out of Newark. Alaska Airlines will be the only carrier to operate non-stop service from the West Coast.

Here are the locations that each airline will operate daily non-stop flights. The airlines have 90 days from today to announce when they will begin service to Havana.

Alaska Airlines

Los Angeles to Havana, one daily round-trip flight

American Airlines

Miami to Havana, four daily round-trip flights

Charlotte to Havana, one daily round-trip flight

Delta Air Lines

New York's JFK to Havana, one daily round-trip flight

Atlanta to Havana, one daily round-trip

Miami to Havana, one daily round-trip flight

Frontier Airlines

Miami to Havana, one daily round-trip flight

JetBlue Airways

Fort Lauderdale to Havana, two round-trip flights daily (except only once on Saturdays)

New York JFK to Havana, one daily round-trip flight

Orlando to Havana, one daily round-trip flight

Southwest Airlines

Fort Lauderdale to Havana, two daily round-trip flights

Tampa to Havana, one daily round-trip flight

Spirit Airlines

Fort Lauderdale to Havana, two daily round-trip flights

United Airlines

Newark to Havana, one daily round-trip flight

Houston to Havana, one weekly round-trip flight (on Saturdays)

Christopher Tkaczyk is the Senior News Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @ctkaczyk.

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