Jet Card holders and aircraft owners with permission to travel to Cuba can now do so from anywhere in the USA with Jet Linx. The operator was given authorization to operate within the island in March, and completed its first flight in May.
Despite a bilateral agreement between the USA and Cuba to restore scheduled air services announced in February, restrictions still apply, and flights must be approved by US customs officials. Valid reasons for visiting Cuba include official US, foreign and non-governmental organization business, journalistic activity, research, education, public performances and support for the Cuban people – tourism is excluded for now.
Mike Kopp, director of operations at Jet Linx, described some of the requirements for travel: “Significant advance planning must be done to ensure that all of the proper permits, visas, handling arrangements and authorizations are completed prior to all operations to Cuba, and our team is prepared to help address these needs.”
Jamie Walker, president and CEO of Jet Linx, is pleased about this new offering to customers, adding, “We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our international service area to include Cuba. Inquiries regarding this destination have been steady, and our clients have expressed excitement to take advantage of this new capability, with the same high-standard, personalized service we offer.”