U.S. Suspends Flights To Some Cuba Destinations Print

The ban affects all cities on the island except Havana. The intent is to force the Cuban government to allow its citizens more freedoms. The new restrictions begin December 12. Critics of the ban say it makes it difficult for Cuban-Americans to visit families in other areas of the nation.

JetBlue flights to Santa Clara in central Cuba and the eastern cities of Holguin and Camaguey have been cancelled. Also American Airlines flights to Camaguey, Holguin and Santa Clara, the beach resort of Varadero and the eastern city of Santiago. Flights to Havana will continue unless there is a change in U.S. policy.