Regular commercial flights between Cuba and the U.S. officially resume

Source:  Granma
August 31 2016

by: Sergio Alejandro Gómez | informacion@granma.cuÁngel Freddy Pérez Cabrera | freddy@granma.cu

JetBlue airline flight 387 landed at Santa Clara’s Abel Santamaría International Airport at 10:56am, today August 31, thus marking the official resumption of regular commercial flights between Cuba and the U.S., suspended for over half a century.

 

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was among the 150 passengers on board the Airbus A320 which flew the route between Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Santa Clara.
During his visit to Cuba, the U.S. official is scheduled to hold meetings with his Cuban counterpart and other authorities of the island, in Havana.

In addition to JetBlue, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Airways, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines, also received licenses to operate flights from six U.S. cities (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, Minneapolis and Philadelphia) to nine destinations on the island: Camagüey, Cayo Coco, Cayo Largo, Cienfuegos, Holguín, Manzanillo, Matanzas, Santa Clara and Santiago de Cuba.

Beginning in September, JetBlue will fly Monday, Wednesday and Friday between Fort Lauderdale and Santa Clara, with the schedule set to increase to daily flights from October.

The first flight from Fort Lauderdale to Camagüey is scheduled to depart on November 3 and to Holguín on November 10.

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