U.S. restore scheduled flights to Cuba

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US, Cuba sign deal on Commercial flights
U.S. airlines can now start bidding on routes for as many as 110 U.S.-Cuba flights a day - more than five times the current number. All flights operating between the two countries today are charters. The agreement allows 20 regular daily U.S. flights to Havana, in addition to the current 10-15 charter flights a day. The rest would be to other Cuban cities.
The competition b/w airlines would be interesting to watch. I don't know if Cuba has plans to revamp its airline to meet the challenge. Cubana de Aviación Fleet Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes J Y Total Airbus A319-100 1 — ? Leased from Avion Express Airbus A320-200 4 — 12 138 150[46] Leased from Avion Express Antonov An-158 6 — — 99 99[43] ATR 42-500 1 — ? Leased from Aerogaviota Ilyushin Il-96-300 5 — 18 244 262[47] One aircraft stored at HAV Ilyushin Il-96-400 — 3[41] TBA Tupolev Tu-204 2 — 12 212 224[48] Cargo fleet Tupolev Tu-204-100EC 1 — N/A Total 20 3 Source: www.myrtlebeachonline.com Wiki
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And here we go: https://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getasset.aspx?itemid=66112 Interestingly, many direct flight to local touristic destination circumventing La Havana. A real deal for the future when Cuba will be a w-e destination for many.
“We are making a strong commitment to serve all of Cuba, including the nine cities beyond Havana where much economic development is expected,” says Jason Bewley, chief financial officer of Silver, in a statement.
Source: FlightGlobal.com