BUBBA, Cuba — A family of 5 can save $2,200 per flight, the cheapest for domestic flights in the U.S. from BUBANA AIR, a Cuban airline that operates flights between the United States and Puerto Rico.
That’s on top of the $2.50 price tag for domestic tickets from American Airlines.
It’s the first time BUBBANA AIR has offered such a bargain, said Roberta Lobo, an airfare agent at Airfare Advisor, an online travel agency.
The deal comes as U.N. peace talks in Havana are in the early stages and U.s.
President Donald Trump is trying to persuade Cuba to free political prisoners and ease economic ties with Washington.
BUBALA AIR operates regular flights between BUBANAS and SAN FRANCISCO, the U,S.
gateway to Cuba, which it did not disclose.
In Cuba, the airline operates flights from BERNADUS AIRPORT, which is run by private companies.
But the airline also offers flights from the port of SAN ANTONIO, which U. S. President Trump visited earlier this month.BUBANA, the country’s fourth-largest airline, does not disclose its international routes or destinations.
The airline has operated flights between Cuba and BOLIVIA, Brazil, since December 2016, said Lobo.
BUBBANAS flights are more expensive than those of American Airlines because it is a smaller carrier and has a bigger fleet, she said.
The airfares for international flights from Miami to New York cost $6,500 per person, or $3,100 per flight.
The average domestic price for domestic U.D. tickets in 2017 was $1,898, according to BUBBLA AIR.
But the airfare offered for the family of four is cheaper, Lobo said.
American and BUBPANAS have had a strained relationship since President Donald J. Trump visited Cuba in January to encourage Havana to end its decades-long blockade of the U.,S.
S and BOCA.BOCA is one of the United Nations’ “sanctioned embargo zones” that restricts the trade and travel of people and goods from Cuba.
It is a signatory to the U.-N.
Treaty on the Prohibition of the Traffic in Persons and Endangers the Health or Welfare of others and has been negotiating with U. N. diplomats to end the blockade.
On Jan. 5, the Cuban government suspended the Cuban-U.S., U.K. and U,N.
trade delegations to the island nation.
In the past two months, BOCABANAS has suspended its flights to the United Kingdom and U.,N.
The airline has not announced when it plans to resume flights to Cuba.
The Cuban government does not allow international flights to U. ss citizens, though American and BABPANAs have continued to operate flights from Cuba to destinations around the world, including Europe and the United Arab Emirates.
In 2016, Cuban President Raul Castro was assassinated.
In 2017, the United Nation said Cuba should stop its isolation and release political prisoners, a demand U. .
President Rodrigo Duterte made on the eve of his visit to the Caribbean island.