Delta to Link Havana with Atlanta, Miami, New York
Delta Air Lines announced that it plans to launch daily service to Havana from Atlanta, Miami, and New York on December 1.
The announcement comes after the Department of Transportation awarded the airline the three routes to the Cuban capital.
Tickets for the flights will go on sale September 10. The routes are subject to regulatory approval by the Cuban government.
Earlier Wednesday, JetBlue became the first U.S. airline to fly scheduled service to Cuba in over 50 years, with a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Santa Clara. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was among those onboard the flight.
Delta began offering passenger flights to Cuba on May 1, 1953, following its merger with Chicago and Southern Air Lines. The carrier’s last scheduled passenger service to the island nation came on December 1, 1961, after which the flights were suspended.
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