Cuba, U.S. reach understanding to resume direct passenger flights

December 17, 2015 12:48 AM

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Cuba, U.S. reach understanding to resume direct passenger flights

HAVANA — Cuba and the United States reached an agreement Wednesday night that will allow U.S. commercial airlines to begin operating flights to the island for the first time in decades, according to U.S. officials with knowledge of the discussion.

The understanding comes on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the announcement that the two countries would restore diplomatic ties and turn the page on a half-century of animosity. The agreement — which will allow carriers such as United Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue to fly to Cuba — ...

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