Posted on Tuesday, 03.08.11
US gives 8 more airports approval for Cuba flights
By ALICIA A. CALDWELL
WASHINGTON — Eight new airports have been given permission to schedule
charter flights to and from Cuba.
Customs and Border Protection officials say charter flights to Cuba can
now be scheduled from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and
international airports in Baltimore, Dallas/Fort Worth, New Orleans,
Pittsburgh, Tampa, Atlanta and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Previously, flights were only permitted from Los Angeles, Miami and New
Access to flights to the communist island nation will still be limited
to people who meet certain travel requirements, including people from
Cuba and those traveling for educational purposes or with religious groups.
The decision to allow eight new airports to schedule flights to Cuba is
part of a broad effort to reach out to the Cuban people announced by
President Barack Obama earlier this year.