South Floridians who wanted to accompany Archbishop Thomas Wenski to Cuba later this month to see the pope but couldn’t because the flights were booked up now have another chance.
The Conch Republic’s southernmost city will soon be offering flights to the Republic of Cuba. Key West International Airport has been given federal approval to offer charter flights to Cuba.
The first charter flight from Fort Lauderdale to Cuba departed Saturday. Airline Brokers Company started non-stop flights once a week to Havana.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has denied Key West International Airport’s request to accommodate passenger air service to and from Cuba.