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Southwest Flights to Cuba Start in December

Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:38
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Southwest.com reported today that flights from Tampa to Havana will start on December 12, 2016, making them one of eight airlines in the United States to begin these flights between the months of November and December.

Tickets from Miami to Havana in December are estimated to cost more than $400.

United States Representative Kathy Castor (D), representing Florida’s 14th congressional district, commented on the flights and said that “Regular commercial airline flights to Cuba will improve travel for families and will boost economic cultural ties between our two countries.”

Tourist travels to Cuba, though, are still prohibited. According to the Embassy of the United States website, the categories that are authorized for you to travel to Cuba include official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations, family visits, journalistic activity, professional research and professional meetings, educational activities, religious activities, public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions, support for the Cuban people, humanitarian projects, activities of private foundations or research or educational institutes, exportation, importation, or transmission of information or informational materials, and certain authorized export transactions.

Joseph Lopano, CEO of Tampa International Airport, also commented that “we’re thrilled to partner with Southwest Airlines. We have the third largest Cuban-American population in the U.S., so we’re a natural market for this service.”

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