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US, Cuba to establish scheduled air service

A Miami-bound American Airlines charter plane waits on the tarmac at José Martí International Airport on March 1, 2015 in Havana, Cuba.
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A Miami-bound American Airlines charter plane waits on the tarmac at José Martí International Airport on March 1, 2015 in Havana, Cuba.

The United States and Cuba reached an arrangement that will establish scheduled air services between the two countries.

The agreement will continue to allow charter operations and establish scheduled air service, which will facilitate an increase in authorized travel, the government said.

While U.S. law continues to prohibit travel to Cuba for tourist activities, a stronger civil aviation relationship will facilitate growth in authorized travel between our two countries—a critical component of the President's policy toward Cuba.