9-Mar-2011 10:46 AM

Eight more airports can now operate services to Cuba

US Customs and Border Protection announced eight US airports have been cleared to offer passenger charter services to and from Cuba (Bloomberg/AP/The Baltimore Sun, 09-Mar-2011). Atlanta, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth and Baltimore-Washington, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Tampa and San Juan were recently granted permission to commence Cuba services. Previously, only Miami International, John F Kennedy Airport and Los Angeles were permitted. Regular services to Cuba were banned around 50 years ago during Fidel Castro’s rise to power.