jetBlue Airways (B6, New York JFK) is set to become the first American carrier to resume scheduled passenger flights to Cuba when it commences a 3x weekly Fort Lauderdale Int'l-Santa Clara de Cuba return service on August 31.

This will, in turn, be followed by a daily service from Fort Lauderdale to each of Camagüey and Holguin beginning on November 3 and 10 respectively.

Following the recent thaw in US-Cuba relations, the US Department of Transportation has designated a total of eleven carriers to operate scheduled passenger and cargo services between the two former foes including: Alaska Airlines (AS, Seattle Tacoma Int'l); American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth); Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson); Frontier Airlines (F9, Denver Int'l), jetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines (WN, Dallas Love Field), Spirit Airlines (NK, Fort Lauderdale Int'l), United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare); Sun Country Airlines (SY, Minneapolis/St. Paul); Silver Airways (3M, Fort Lauderdale Int'l); and FedEx Express (FX, Memphis Int'l).