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Tampa in the mix for nonstop flights to Havana

Posted at 11:33 AM, Jul 07, 2016

You may be able to fly to Havana straight from Tampa International Airport as early as this fall.

 

The U.S. Transportation Department has proposed Tampa as one of 10 cities to get the flights to Cuba's capital, the agency announced Thursday. Orlando, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale are among the other cities proposed.

 

 

 

 

“Today we take another important step toward delivering on President Obama’s promise to reengage Cuba,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement. “Restoring regular air service holds tremendous potential to reunite Cuban American families and foster education and opportunities for American businesses of all sizes.”

 

The DOT is accepting objections to its proposal until July 22. The agency expects to reach a final decision sometime this summer.