A report came out last week saying the U.S. Department Of Transportation has “tentatively” approved regular commercial flight routes from 10 U.S. cities, with eight mainstream airlines looking to start making trips as soon as the next few months.
As Cuba Journal explains–
“The move – part of a broader effort to normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba – would give 10 U.S. airports at least one weekly non-stop flight to the Cuban capital. The DOT approved 14 different daily routes to Havana and as well as one route that would get Saturday-only service. Flights are expected to begin in the fall of 2016.”
Those airports would be in Atlanta, Charlotte, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa.
Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit and United are apparently all on board and ready to commence service pending approval from the Cuban government.
Could be an exciting year for travel. Maybe we should head down to see our drag-racing Cuban friends from the Jalopnik Film Festival!