Silver Airways announces flights to Cuba, hopes Jacksonville is approved this summer
Friday, June 10, 2016
By John Engel

Silver Airways has announced a series of flights from Ft. Lauderdale to multiple cities in Cuba, with hopes of expanding service from Jacksonville to the island as well. 

A spokesperson for Silver Airways tells WOKV the airline company is "hopeful" the U.S. Department of Transportation will approve flights from Jacksonville International Airport to Cuba when it awards contracts to Havana this summer. 

Silver Airways was given permission to fly from Ft. Lauderdale to nine Cuban cities, starting this fall.

-Fort Lauderdale – Santa Clara
-Fort Lauderdale – Camag?ey
- Fort Lauderdale – Cienfuegos
-Fort Lauderdale – Holgu?n
-Fort Lauderdale – Santiago
-Fort Lauderdale – Cayo Coco
-Fort Lauderdale – Varadero
-Fort Lauderdale – Cayo Largo
-Fort Lauderdale – Manzanillo 

Exact route details have yet to be announced, but travel can be booked through Silver Airways with flights scheduled for Oct. 20. The flights are subject to "Cuban government approval," according to the airline.

Silver Airways already provides roundtrip service from JIA to the Bahamas.