Published on Friday, December 18, 2015

United Airlines to launch flights to Cuba

The airline said it is planning to launch flights to the Caribbean island as soon as it has approval from the US and Cuban governments.

Its announcement followed news that the two countries had agreed to reinstate scheduled flights following a week of talks which came a year after the US officially restored diplomatic relations with Cuba.

However, the two governments are still working out technical details."Officials have been in talks all week and have made important advances in negotiating a memorandum of understanding on establishing regular flights between Cuba and the United States," said Josefina Vidal, head of North American affairs for Cuba's foreign ministry.      

"Shortly they will be ready to announce a preliminary agreement on this issue."

American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue and Southwest have also  expressed interest in launching flights between Cuba and the US.

US officials have reportedly said up to a dozen flights a day will be permitted initially, although for the time being general tourism is still prohibited.


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