The first commercial flight (jetBlue airlines) from the U.S. to Cuba in more than half a century landed in August this year in Santa Clara, making another milestone in the thawing relationship between the two countries.

United Airlines flied its first direct flight to Cuba from Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

So far, 10 American airlines on the list below offer flights to Cuba:

  • Alaska
  • American
  • Delta
  • Frontier
  • JetBlue
  • Spirit
  • Silver Airways
  • Sun Country
  • Southwest
  • United

You can take a flight to Cuba from 10 cities in the U.S. below:

  • New York(JFK/ LGA)
  • New Jersey(Newark)
  • Los Angeles
  • Atlanta
  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Houston
  • Miami
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Orlando
  • Tampa

You can choose 9 destinations to arrive at Cuba, but the majority of flights arrive at Havana, Varadero, Santa Clara and Santiago de Cuba.

Let’s try to search the thickets!

If you want to travel to Cuba from New York during winter vacation in February, here are the thickets and the prices:

New York-Havana Round trip airfare of Feb.12-18, 2017

(  ) = connection flight at

Delta $239 (Miami) *Direct flight is the cheapest.

jetBlue $240 *only direct flight

Copa $258 (Panama City)   

American $272 (Charlotte Douglas or Miami)  *Direct flight is the cheapest.

Aeromexico $337 (Mexico City)

Avianca $355 (Bogota)

Interjet $728 (Mexico City)

Aeroflot $5938 (Moscow)

*Searched by Skyscanner

*As of December 20, 2016

*The prices can be changed from minute to minute.

Most of airlines depart from JFK. Only American and Delta have flights from LGA.
Duration of direct flights is 3 to 4 hours.

If you have to change the plane in another city, sometimes it takes more than 10 hours in total.
Direct flights can be good deals.

Here are websites of each airlines. You can check information about Cuban tourist card and OFAC certification if you need.