Commercial flights between the United States and Cuba are set to resume for the primary time in 50 years following the signing of an settlement between the 2 nations.
A small variety of constitution flights presently function between the 2 locations, however capability is expected to rise considerably as mainline airways return.
More than 100 flights a day are envisaged underneath the deal, 5 occasions the present quantity.
The flights might start in autumn this yr, with United States transportation secretary Anthony Foxx branding the most recent deal a “critically important milestone in the US effort to engage with Cuba”.
Major US carriers are expected to enthusiastically assist the transfer, with United Airlines issuing its assist earlier.
A press release from the service learn: “United Airlines today applauded the historic signing by representatives of the United States and Cuba governments of a formal arrangement to reinstitute air service between the two countries.”
The US imposed a commerce embargo on the communist-run island in 1960.
In late 2014, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro introduced that they might start normalising their relationship.
Cuba reopened its embassy in Washington in July 2015 and a month later, the US reopened its embassy in Havana.
The White House is considering a doable presidential journey to Cuba in the ultimate yr of Obama’s administration.