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JetBlue to Launch Extra Flights for Flyers on Havana Route

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JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU - Free Report) plans to offer customers more options for travelling to Havana. To this end, the carrier has announced a new service from Boston to Havana. Simultaneously, it will add more flights on the existing route from Fort Lauderdale to Havana.

The airline will begin a Saturday service connecting Boston Logan International Airport with Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport from Nov 10, 2018 onward. JetBlue is the only U.S. airline to serve the Cuban capital from Boston. Tickets for the new service are available for sale with one-way introductory fares of $129.

This new service highlights the company’s commitment to grow its base in Boston. The airline aims to operate 200 flights daily from the city in the coming years while already running more than 150 flights daily.

JetBlue will strengthen its footprint in South Florida, adding an extra flight connecting Fort Lauderdale with Havana. Starting Nov 4, flights on the route will be operated from Sunday through Friday. With this new service, the airline will operate up to three flights daily between South Florida and Havana.

Apart from Havana, JetBlue has presence in three other Cuban cities, namely Santa Clara, Camagüey and Holguín. The low-cost carrier serves these cities daily from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood.

These new services complement the carrier’s already existing nonstop flights from New York and Orlando to Havana.

Airplanes on the U.S.-Havana route are well furnished with modern amenities and services to enhance customer experience.

Zacks Rank & Key Picks

JetBlue holds a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).

Some better-ranked stocks in the broader Transportation sector are GATX Corporation (GATX - Free Report) , China Southern Airlines Company Limited (ZNH - Free Report) and Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (EXPD - Free Report) .  While GATX and China Southern Airlines carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), Expeditors sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Shares of GATX, China Southern Airlines and Expeditors have gained more than 9%, 5% and 29%, respectively, in a year.

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