View Full Version : Dept of Transportation okays flights to Cuba

06-10-2016, 03:41 PM
per "ca"

The U.S. Department of Transportation has authorized six United States airlines to begin air routes to nine cities in Cuba, and ticket sales will begin as early as next week.

The routes, which are still subject to Cuba government approval and a security review of the approved airports, include the Cuban destinations of Camaguey, Cayo Coco, Cayo Largo, Cienfuegos, Holguin, Manzanillo, Matanzas, Santa Clara and Santiago de Cuba. The U.S. departure cities are Miami, Chicago, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The U.S.-based airlines that will be conducting the flights are American, Frontier, JetBlue, Silver, Southwest and Sun Country. The authorized routes will allow 90 round trip flights a week to Cuba, or 10 to each of the approved cities.

The American Airlines spokesperson also says that every traveler will be required to show that they have been granted a visa to travel to Cuba under the existing People-to-People travel regulations, which still govern U.S. citizens' trips to Cuba. But given the easing of those restrictions, and the possibility of individuals to request visas under the 12 authorized travel categories that include everything from academic studies to medical relief missions, the process should not be too onerous for even individuals.


Tom pick me up a dozen or so bundles will ya? :lr

06-10-2016, 05:10 PM
No flights to Havana yet, but I hear they roll some wicked peso cigars in Cayo Coco. ;)