QUEENS — JetBlue has officially added a direct flight from JFK to Cuba to its routes.
That means the Queens-based company is the first major carrier to do so now that travel bans have been eased.
JetBlue announced its plan to offer weekly non-stop flights back in May and the first flight took off Friday afternoon.
The weekly charter flights will leave JFK at noon every Friday and should land in Havana about three and a half hours later.
A smaller airline, Sun Country, has been offering direct flights to the Caribbean nation for months.