Delta Airlines is now resuming commercial flights to Cuba after 55 years. Starting on Thursday the airlines will have daily flights from Miami, New York, and Atlanta, to Cuba’s capital Havana.
Delta is now one of nine airlines that the U.S. Department of Transportation has cleared for commercial travel into the country. The first airline to make the flight since the 1961 cutoff was American Airlines.
Steve Sear, Delta’s executive vice president of global sales and the president of international released a statement about the move.
“Today marks the resumption of service to a storied travel destination that has lacked a direct connection to the U.S. for most of our lifetimes. We thank the authorities and officials who allowed us to resume passenger service and are proud of the Delta team who worked tirelessly this past year to add that dot back to our route maps after its absence for more than half a century.”
Delta was the only airline that was flying between the U.S. and Cuba prior to 1961, so surely they’re glad to be back.