WASHINGTON, D.C. – Engage Cuba President James Williams welcomed today's U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announcement approving additional U.S. airlines to provide commercial flights to Havana, Cuba. The announcement follows a historic vote in the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee to lift the travel ban on Cuba.
On June 10, DOT approved six U.S. airlines to provide commercial flights to additional Cuban cities. Today, 8 airlines received authorization to fly into Havana.
"Flights between major U.S. cities and Cuba's capital will continue to improve diplomatic relations between our two countries. In a few months, Americans will be able to book commercial flights to one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world: Havana, Cuba," said President of Engage Cuba, James Williams. "I think many Americans will be surprised to learn that even with daily U.S. commercial flights to our island neighbor, you still cannot travel to Cuba as a tourist. Now that the Administration has restored commercial flights, it's time for Congress to allow Americans to travel freely to Cuba and lift the travel ban."
A fact sheet on this issue is available here.