Air­lines Ap­ply for New Cuban

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Pres­i­dent Obama’s trip to Cuba has sig­naled steps to­ward nor­mal­iz­ing re­la­tions be­tween the two coun­tries, in­clud­ing an ar­range­ment to re­sume sched­uled com­mer­cial air ser­vice some­time this year. As a re­sult sev­eral des­ig­nated car­ri­ers to the is­land.

The agree­ment calls for a to­tal of 20 and Ha­vana and an­other 10 daily round in­ter­na­tional air­ports.

Delta Air Lines’ ap­pli­ca­tion would pro­vide non-stop daily ser­vice to Ha­vana’s José Martí In­ter­na­tional Air­port from At­lanta and New York’s JFK In­ter­na­tional Air­port as well as from Mi­ami and Or­lando. United Air­lines has ap­plied to pro­vide daily ser­vice from Ne­wark Lib­erty, plus Dulles and Chicago O’Hare.

JetBlue has sub­mit­ted an ap­pli­ca­tion con­nect­ing four Cuba ci­ties with six US ci­ties, in­clud­ing New York Kennedy, Or­lando, Tampa, Fort Laud­erdale, Ne­wark and Bos­ton, all to Ha­vana, plus Fort Laud­erdale to Hol­guiìn and Fort Laud­erdale to Santa Clara.

South­west re­quested daily non-stop Or­lando. And Alaska Air­lines’ ap­pli­ca­tion

The DOT is ex­pected to award the routes be­fore the end of sum­mer.

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