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US commercial flights take off for Cuba after more than half-centuryWhen JetBlue Flight 387 touched down Wednesday in Cuba, it was the first direct commercial flight between the US and the island in over a half-century. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Santa Clara, Cuba, flight is the latest symbol of the thawing of relations between the former Cold War adversaries, who restored diplomatic ties in 2015. (www.cnn.com) More...
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Flight track for JBU387 -- https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU387/history/20160831/1345Z/KFLL/MUSC
I don't understand this claim. My son flew to Cuba on July 4th this summer. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/EAL3147/history
The article is speaking specifically of so-called "scheduled" commercial flights, not charter or on-demand flights.
Looking at this a little further it looks like this may have been a charter flight.
There have been charter flights going there since 2012.
40 years US Commercial Airlines (Eastern, Continental, American et el) have been flying to Havana 6 nights a week on a scheduled time. Buy a ticket in Coral Gables and go to the gate and go. I used to fly these flights and we were always full.