ORLANDO, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — A travel agency will soon offer twice-weekly flights between Orlando and Cuba.READ MORE: Closing Arguments Wrap In Dayonte Resiles Murder Trial
The agency, Island Travel and Tours, says it will, on July 8, begin nonstop service between Orlando and Havana. The charter flights will take place on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Island Travel and Tours president Bill Hauf says the aim of the flights are to provide more options to travelers wanting to visit Cuba, including local colleges, universities, religious groups, businesses and other organizations.READ MORE: New NASA Mission Will Test Lasers As A To Communicate With Future Missions
The travel agency also flies six times a week from Miami to Havana and provides packages including hotels, rent-a-cars and tour programs through the Cuban island.
All flights have received official government approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation.MORE NEWS: Florida House Leaders Push Back On Redistricting Criticism
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