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Published on Friday, April 10, 2015

Orlando Airport to begin to begin flights to Havana



Orlando International Airport will begin offering direct flights to Cuba for the first time this summer.

The charter flights will be offered by Island Travels & Tours to Havana the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority said.

The Wednesday weekly flights will begin July 8 with an additional Sunday flight launching later in the summer.

A 120-seat Boeing 737-300 will operate the 90-minute flight.

"With the changing dynamics in the relationship between the US and Cuban governments, we are pleased to offer these flight options to residents in Central Florida," said Phil Brown, executive director of the aviation authority in a statement.

"This convenient access further positions Orlando International Airport as a gateway to desired destinations around the world."

Airport officials said Island Travel & Tours selected OIA because 60% of  Florida's population is within a two-hour drive of the airport.

Prior to the announcement the only regular departures from Florida to Havana were from Tampa or Miami. 

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