TAMPA — The Cuban travel market just keeps growing at Tampa International Airport: A new charter company announced Monday that it will start flying to Cuba three times a week.
Cuba Travel Services said that it will start air service to the Cuban cities of Havana and Santa Clara on Dec. 10 using Boeing 737-800s.
The charter company had to get permission from both the U.S. and Cuban governments to use Tampa International to fly to and from the island nation. ABC Charters and Island Travel & Tours are the two other authorized charter companies that can fly from Tampa.
According to the airport, more than 85,000 people have traveled from Tampa to Cuba since September 2011, when commercial air service between the two locations was restored after a 50-year hiatus.
Cuba Travel Services' website said that flights to Havana will be set to leave Tampa at 2:55 p.m. Tuesdays and 1:25 p.m. Sundays. The flight to Santa Clara will be set for a 12:35 p.m. departure on Thursdays.
For more information, check www.cubatravelservices.com or call toll-free 1-800-963-2822.