A small travel group departed Key West International Airport Monday on the first legally sanctioned commercial passenger flight from the island city to Havana, Cuba, in more than half a century.
One less airline will be servicing South Florida. Dallas-based Southwest has announced plans to pull out of Key West.
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.
Hurricane Sandy won’t rain on the parade of officials and organizers of Key West’s Fantasy Fest.
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.