WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has tentatively approved scheduled commercial airline service to Havana from 10 U.S. cities — a major step in President Barack Obama’s effort to normalize relations with Cuba.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says eight U.S. airlines will begin a total of 20 scheduled daily flights as early as this fall between the U.S. and the Cuban capital.
The U.S. cities are: Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; Houston; Los Angeles; Newark, New Jersey; New York; and four in Florida — Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa.
The airlines are Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, and United.
The decision won’t be final until later this summer — so there’s time for the public to comment.