LOS ANGELES (CBS / AP) — The U.S. government has tentatively approved scheduled commercial airline service to Havana from 10 U.S. cities — a major step in President Barack Obama’s effort to normalize relations with Cuba.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says eight U.S. airlines will begin a total of 20 scheduled daily flights as early as this fall between the U.S. and the Cuban capital.READ MORE: Volunteers Spread Out Across Bay Area for Annual Coastal Cleanup
The U.S. cities are: Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; Houston; Los Angeles; Newark, New Jersey; New York; and four in Florida — Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa.READ MORE: San Francisco Celebrates Rise of Lowrider Community With Car Show and Cruise
The airlines are Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, and United.
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