01:43 GMT +323 February 2018
Listen Live
    Jose Marti International airport in Havana, Cuba

    US-Cuba Regular Commercial Flights to Resume August 31

    © Flickr/ travfotos
    Latin America
    Get short URL
    US-Cuba Relations Recieve Major Makeover (174)
    122

    Cuban Deputy Transport Minister Eduardo Rodriguez announced that regular commercial flights between Cuba and the United States will be re-launched on August 31.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Regular commercial flights between Cuba and the United States will be re-launched on August 31, Cuban Deputy Transport Minister Eduardo Rodriguez announced.

    "The resumption of regular direct flights is a positive step and a contribution to the process of improving relations between the two countries," Rodriguez said as quoted by El Nuevo Herald on Thursday.

    The first direct flight, run by US airline JetBlue, is set to take off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on August 31. It will fly to the Cuban city of Santa Clara.

    It will be the first direct commercial flight between the two countries since the 1960s.

    July 20 marked the first anniversary since the United States and Cuba reestablished full diplomatic relations by reopening embassies in their respective capitals after 54 years of hostility.

    The warming of relations came after US President Barack Obama announced in December 2014 that his administration would pursue a path toward normalizing relations with Cuba.

    Topic:
    US-Cuba Relations Recieve Major Makeover (174)

    Related:

    Cuba Says 'Normal' Migration Ties Impossible Without US Policy Changes
    US Proposes Eight Airlines for Service to Cuba in Fall of 2016
    Basketball Star Shaquille O’Neal Becomes First US Sports Envoy to Cuba
    US, Cuba Discuss Possible Cooperation on Dealing With Terrorism
    Tags:
    Cuba, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment