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Cargo Not Specifically Addressed in Agreement to Resume U.S.-Cuba Flights

For the first time in more than 50 years, the skies over Cuba are opening up to scheduled service from the United States. The two countries signed a deal, officially allowing flights between their borders.

Federal officials said they will allow more than 100 daily round-trip flights between the U.S. and 10 Cuban international airports, including Havana. Charter flights, which have already been operating for several years, will be allowed to continue.

This agreement comes a little less than a year after President Obama re-established diplomatic relations with Cuba. The accord became official after it was signed by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, as well as officials from the U.S. State Department, the Cuban Ministry of Transportation and the Cuban Civil Aviation Institute.

No specific mention was made with regard to trade and cargo, but markets for cargo carried in the belly holds of passenger aircraft are likely to develop as a result of this agreement.

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Federal officials said they will allow more than 100 daily round-trip flights between the U.S. and 10 Cuban international airports, including Havana. Charter flights, which have already been operating for several years, will be allowed to continue.

This agreement comes a little less than a year after President Obama re-established diplomatic relations with Cuba. The accord became official after it was signed by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, as well as officials from the U.S. State Department, the Cuban Ministry of Transportation and the Cuban Civil Aviation Institute.

No specific mention was made with regard to trade and cargo, but markets for cargo carried in the belly holds of passenger aircraft are likely to develop as a result of this agreement.

Read Full Article