Make us your home page

New charter company brings new Cuba flights to Tampa International Airport

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 or call toll-free 1-800-963-2822.

New charter company brings new Cuba flights to Tampa International Airport 10/28/13 [Last modified: Monday, October 28, 2013 7:41pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Bucs and Bucks: HBO's Hard Knocks series boosts local businesses


    TAMPA — Men can enjoy yoga, including the most athletic ones. That is the message that the co-founder of Camp Tampa, a fitness studio located in South Tampa, wants to push after a few Tampa Bay Buccaneers players were shown practicing on HBO's television series Hard Knocks.

    Longtime hairstylist, Katie Ellwood styles Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kwon Alexander's hair last week at New Identities Hair Studio of Tampa Palms. The camera crew follows Kwon Alexander and other Bucs players during the team's training camp for the HBO show "Hard Knocks," a documentary television series about the ups and downs of an NFL training camp. [Courtesy of New Identities Hair Studio]
  2. Old Time Pottery adds store in Largo


    LARGO — A home decor and furniture store opened Thursday at 1111 Missouri Ave. N, according to a news release from the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce. This is Old Time Pottery's fourth location in the Tampa Bay area, joining stores in Kenneth City, New Port Richey and Brandon. The company, which has 41 …

  3. Tampa Bay has two new million-dollar ZIP Code areas — is yours one of them?

    Real Estate

    You might not be a millionaire, but chances are greater now that you live in a million-dollar Tampa Bay neighborhood.

    Tampa's ZIP Code 33606 is among the six bay area ZIPs in which at  least 10 percent of the homes are worth $1 million or more. This  Davis Islands home sold in January for $6.275 million. {Courtesy of Smith & Associates]
  4. Powerball jackpot climbs to $510 million, 8th largest


    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $510 million, making it one of the largest in U.S. history.

    A store clerk pulls a Powerball ticket from the printer for a customer, Tuesday, in Hialeah, Fla. The Powerball jackpot has has rolled 18 times, since the June 14, drawing, resulting in an estimated $510 million for Wednesday night's drawing. [Associated Press]
  5. Security threat leads Florida to cancel prison visitation


    TALLAHASSEE — Visitation to all Florida state prisons has been canceled this weekend after evidence surfaced that inmates are planning possible uprisings to coincide with Saturday's march for prisoners' human rights in Washington, D.C.