Flights to Havana coming soon from Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Posted: 07-Sep-16 08:48

Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of the 10 airports in the USA which has been recently granted permission to offer flights to Cuba. Commercial air travel to Havana from Charlotte is planned to begin this fall, as the airport becomes the latest US airport to offer flights to the island.

Flights to Havana coming soon from Charlotte Douglas International Airport

The US Department of Transportation has recently announced that it will be permitting travel from 10 airports in the USA to Havana. Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina is one of the airports included on the list. Commercial air travel to Cuba is confirmed to begin later this year, so that North Carolina residents will be able to quickly and easily fly to Cuba.

The federal transportation department has announced that the eight airlines that have been granted permission to travel to the Caribbean nation will need to start their flights within 90 days. The deal comes after the countries re-established their diplomatic relations in July of 2015. However, travel to Cuba is still limited to family visits, educational activities, journalistic visits, government business and other officially approved regions.

American passengers will be able to fly non-stop once per day from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, where American Airlines is the dominant carrier. The flights will travel to Jose Marti International Airport. In addition, American Airlines was tentatively granted four daily flights between Miami International Airport and Havana. American Airlines has not announced exactly when they expect to begin their flights to Havana from Charlotte Douglas Airport.

Recently, the first US to Cuba flight took place in more than 50 years, from Fort Lauderdale Florida to Santa Clara. This was a result of many months of communication and negotiation with airlines, cities, the US government and many other departments. This is a historic time in US and Cuban as these two countries open up to each other after keeping their borders closed for more than 50 years.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the USA and it hosts domestic and international services for more than 30 airlines. It has been officially managed by the City of Charlotte for more than 80 years, having been established in 1935. It provides services to more than 150 destinations throughout the world. It served more than 44 million customers in 2015 and averages 700 flights per day.


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