DOT: Eight airlines awarded flights to Havana

Eight U.S. airlines have tentatively been awarded flights to Havana, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday.

The decision would give 10 U.S. airports at least one weekly non-stop flight to the Cuban capital. In total, the DOT approved 14 different daily routes to Havana and as well as one route that would get Saturday-only service. At least some of those flights could start as early as this fall.

Regular airline service between the USA and Cuba has been banned for nearly five decades, part of the broader U.S. embargo on Cuba. However, the nations agreed last year to allow up to 110 regularly scheduled airline flights each day as part of President Obama’s effort to normalize relations with Cuba.¬†Read the full¬†article.