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U.S. Transportation Secretary to visit Cuba

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That same day regular direct commercial flights between the two nations will officially resume with the arrival of a JetBlue Airbus A-320 to Santa Clara International Airport, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as part of the implementation process of the Memorandum of Understanding between Cuba and the United States, signed in February, 2016.

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All set for the reestablishment of regular commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba

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After more than half a century, regular commercial flights between the United States and Cuba, which will resume at the end of the month, will operate in accordance with international security norms, as announced by senior aviation officials this Thursday, August 26, in Havana. The inaugural flight, operated by U.S. airline JetBlue, between Fort Lauderdale (Florida) and Santa Clara, will depart on Wednesday, August 31. As such regular direct flights between the two countries, which were suspended in 1961, will formally resume.

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Air France-KLM consolidates operations in Cuba

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The airline Air France-KLM projects ending the year with a 15% increase in passenger transportation, consolidating its position as the principal carrier between Cuba and Europe, Africa and Asia, reported Antoine Cros, general manager for Cuba and the Dominican Republic. During 2014, he told the press, “More than 400,000 passengers were transported, a figure which confirms our participation in the increase seen in tourism to the island, and demonstrates the positive state of relations between the company and Cuban authorities in the leisure industry and the aeronautical sector.”