Eight U.S. Airlines Win Tentative Approval to Fly to Cuba

July 7, 2016 7:24 PM

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Eight U.S. Airlines Win Tentative Approval to Fly to Cuba

A fiercely contested battle among United States airlines to be the first to schedule flights to Havana, Cuba’s capital city, in more than 50 years is coming to a close.

Eight carriers — most with flights departing from the Miami and New York metropolitan areas — received tentative approval from the Transportation Department on Thursday to operate direct flights to José Martí International Airport in Havana. Twelve airlines had submitted requests for a combination o...

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