Sure, travel lifting travel restrictions made it way easier for Americans to visit Cuba, but the problem until now was the lack of major airline options and direct flights. Operative words: until now.
As reported by Eyewitness News, six major US carriers were granted approval to fly in and out of Cuba, including: American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines. All carriers are allowed to fly to Cuba out of Chicago, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Philadelphia.
In light of the news, JetBlue already announced that it'll operate once daily service out of Fort Lauderdale to Santa Clara, Camagüey, and Holguín starting Fall 2016. Tickets will go on sale this summer. Certainly, other carriers will follow suit, and route expansion will continue.
But, just to be clear, direct flights to Havana haven't yet been approved. A secondary approval process is required for this city, and that's still in the works. But the Cuban cities of Camagüey, Cayo Coco, Cayo Largo, Cienfuegos, Holguín, Manzanillo, Matanzas, Santa Clara, and Santiago de Cuba all take US flights.