Fly to Cuba from OIA?
Last Updated: Monday, March 07, 2011 6:21 PM
Orlando International Airport is working to get the green light to
accept flights to and from Cuba.
An OIA representative said "OIA is in the process of positioning
themselves to serve a broader Cuban market and OIA is working on it at
Tampa International Airport received its official approval from U.S.
Customs and Border Protection to operate Cuba flights Monday.
TIA becomes the next gateway to Cuba in the U.S. following Los Angeles
(LAX), New York (JFK) and Miami (MIA).
Three licensed charter operators have formally indicated their intention
to provide service to Cuba from Tampa which includes Air MarBrisa,
Island Travel & Tours, Ltd., and ABC Charter.
TIA expects to offer flights by summer or early fall.
The modified travel restrictions to Cuba state "purposeful" travel.
Passengers must have close relatives in Cuba or must be involved in
medical and agriculture business sectors; or traveling for education and