Americans will be able to fly commercial to Cuba in the fall, the U.S. Transportation Department announced on Friday.
Along with the armada of motorcade and helicopter lugging transports, as well Air Force One and other special air mission VIP aircraft, a C-17 outfitted as a mobile emergency operating room accompanied President Barack Obama on his historic visit to Cuba last week.
HAVANA (Reuters) – President Barack Obama arrives in Cuba on Sunday for a 48-hour visit, making history by venturing into what was once enemy territory and generating enthusiasm among Cubans who have seen their Communist government vilify 10 previous U.S. leaders.
The United States and Cuba have agreed to restore scheduled commercial airline service between the two countries, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday on the one-year anniversary of the Cold War foes’ decision to normalize relations.
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The U.S. formally dropped Cuba from its state sponsors of terrorism list Friday, removing another barrier as the two countries try to re-establish diplomatic ties after 54 years of isolation.