ExcelAire has launched a private jet charter service to Cuba following FAA authorization that allows it to fly direct to Havana from 19 government-designated airports in the USA. The company completed its first trip to the country, flying from John F Kennedy International airport in New York, to Havana on December 21, 2015.
“ExcelAire is one of the few private jet charter firms with the necessary certifications and authorizations, and we have already successfully completed our first trip to Cuba,” said Greg Brinkman, president, ExcelAire. “As Cuba becomes a more popular destination, we provide travelers with a fleet of luxurious private jets – from the G450 to the Embraer Legacy – along with the highest levels of customer service and expertise to make each trip a success.”
Over the past year, the US government has eased some licensing requirements for travel to Cuba and has lifted certain export restrictions. Operators are also now permitted to keep their aircraft in Cuba for up to seven days.
For travelers to Cuba, US citizens are required to comply with US government restrictions that require each visitor to receive a visa/license.