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Earlier this week, Delta has commenced their service to Havana, Cuba, from several gateway cities including New York (JFK), Miami, and Atlanta. The last scheduled flight on Delta to Cuba was back in 1961, which was 55 years ago!
Per Delta Air Lines,
Delta begins regularly scheduled passenger service with nonstop daily flights from the U.S. to Cuba. Flights will depart from Miami, New York-JFK and Atlanta to Havana as the airline makes its return to the Cuban capital for the first time in 55 years.
The airline is the only existing U.S. carrier to previously operate passenger service until it was suspended in 1961 due to an unstable political climate and profitability challenges. Delta was also the last U.S. carrier to exit the Cuban market with the suspension of its Havana to New Orleans service.
Delta Flight 625 is scheduled to depart Miami International Airport at 8:59 a.m. and touch down at Havana’s José Martí International Airport just after 10 a.m., making it the first official regularly scheduled Delta passenger flight since service was suspended in December 1961.
I’m thrilled to see that 8 US airlines have launched service back to Cuba, and I’m sure overtime they will start to refine their schedules and possibly add more destinations as well.
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