American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) flight 903 departed Miami International (MIA) bound for Cienfuegos' Jaime González Airport (CFG) and flight 1041 took off for Holguin's Frank País Airport (HOG), marking the first scheduled service between Miami and Cuba in more than 50 years.
"Expreso Aereo Interamericano (formerly Cubana de Aviacion), Chalks, National and Eastern all had scheduled flights to Cuba leading up to the late '50s or early '60s, when scheduled service ended," an MIA spokesperson told TheTravelPro in an email.
American will also begin scheduled service from MIA to Camaguey's Ignacio Agramonte International Airport (CMW) and Santa Clara's Abel Santamaría Airport (SNU) on Sept. 9, in addition to launching new service to Varadero's Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport (VRA) on Sept. 11.
|American Airlines flight 903 departs MIA to Cienfuegos, Cuba|
The new Cuba service strengthens what has already been a busy month for the airport.
As reported previously by TheTravelPro, Carriers serving MIA added three new international routes starting Sept. 1: Bimini, Bahamas, by Ft. Lauderdale-based Silver Airways; Cologne, Germany, with three weekly flights by Eurowings; and new non-stop service to Paramaribo, Suriname, by Surinam Airways.
On Sept. 28, MIA will add three weekly flights to Copenhagen, Denmark, and four weekly flights to Oslo, Norway by Scandinavian Airlines, which will be followed by Dominican Wings beginning one weekly flight to both Punta Cana and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Sept. 29.
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