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US, Cuba to Resume Commercial Flights

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | February 13, 2016

US, Cuba to Resume Commercial Flights

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U.S. officials plan to make a big announcement Tuesday regarding travel between the U.S. and Cuba, Politico reported.

After more than 50 years of no diplomatic relations between the two nations, the U.S. and Cuba have signed an agreement to restore commercial air travel between the two countries, Politico said.

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“This arrangement establishes scheduled air service of up to 30 daily direct flights between the U.S. and Cuba, will facilitate authorized travel, enhanced traveler choices, and strengthen people-to-people links between the two countries,” a notice sent by the Department of Transportation to congressional offices said.

Later, the department corrected that statement to say the agreement allows for up to 110 daily flights between the U.S. and Cuba, including 20 flights between the U.S. and Havana, and 10 flights to nine other airports in Cuba, according to Politico.

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Politico reported that the Transportation Department declined to comment.

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