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Commercial flights between NYC and Cuba get tentative OK to resume for first time in over 50 years

Will Gleason

It's probably going to be a lot easier to get to Havana this fall.

As relations between the United States and Cuba continue to thaw, The U.S. Department of Transportation has tentatively approved plans for flights between ten American cities and the Cuban capital. Both New York and Newark made the list.

Final approval of the plan will most likely come at the end of summer, and could result in up to twenty flights a day to the island nation starting in September. Eight US airlines would begin round-trip service including Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, Frontier, Southwest, United and Spirit.

It's been more than 50 years since the last scheduled commercial air service from the United States to Cuba. Several airlines already serve the island national with charter service including American and JetBlue.


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