A South Florida travel company is reviving flights from Key West to Cuba, months after the announcement of eased travel restrictions to the island nation.
Flight service from Key West to Cuba continues to struggle. Two years ago, U.S. Customs and Border Projection gave Key West the green light to resume flights to and from Cuba. Yet not a single plane has taken off for the island since.
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.