First Island Travel & Tour customers receiving their gate passes for trip to Cuba.
Swift Aircraft departing MCO with downtown Orlando on the horizon
ORLANDO, FL. – For the first time ever, a scheduled charter flight has departed Orlando International Airport (MCO) in route for the island nation of Cuba.
The service provided by Island Travel and Tours began twice weekly flights to Havana, Cuba scheduled for every Wednesday and Sunday for the next year. The 90-minute flights will be flown by Swift Air and will use 126 passenger Boeing 737-300 aircraft with 114 coach seats and 12 first class seats.
“This new service meets a need for the local community and for the entire Orlando International Airport catchment area which covers more than 60 percent of the population of Florida,” says Vicki Jaramillo, Senior Director Marketing and Air Service Development for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “We wish this new flight much success in its efforts to further bridge the gaps between our two countries.”