Alaska Airlines launches flights to Cuba

Alaska Airlines is launching daily flights to Havana, Cuba, beginning in 2017.

The airline will offer non-stop service between Los Angeles and Havana starting Jan. 5, 2017. It will be the only non-stop flight to Cuba from the west coast.

Alaska is one of several airlines that recently opened up commercial flights to Cuba for the first time in 55 years. JetBlue launched regular flights to Cuba in August.

The U.S. government still does not allow customers to fly to Cuba strictly for tourism. Travel is allowed for family visits, educational activities, exhibitions, and public performances.

Tickets for Alaska’s new route go on sale now, and begin at $229.

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