Many airlines, particularly JetBlue and American Airlines, are increasing the number of flights they offer to Cuba following the lifting of the US embargo on Cuba. However, as of 2015, all flights still must be booked through a third-party charter company.
ABC Charters, which offers privately licensed charters, is an option to book flights to Cuba. Tampa International Airport offers a website for obtaining non-stop flights to Cuba. Numerous European, Canadian and Latin American airlines also offer flights, including Cubana Airlines, Aeromexico, Air France, Air Canada, Air Europa, Avianca and KLM.
One option for US citizens is to fly to a country that offers flights to Cuba and then continue on to Cuba. Although travel bans have been lifted, it is important to note that, as of 2015, there are still specific regulations as to who can or cannot travel to Cuba. The travel ban has only been lifted for specific authorized travel reasons. U.S. citizens still can't go to Cuba on vacation or for tourism. There are other restrictions on business transactions, use of U.S. credit cards and other restrictions, but it is now legal to bring back Cuban cigars, though only up to $100 worth. Flights from Miami to Havana, Cuba take approximately 45 minutes.