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French Airline Corsair Starts Flights to Havana

French Airline Corsair Starts Flights to Havana CUBAN NEWS AGENCY. Friday, 9 June, 2017 Corsair aircrafts currently flies to the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, Canada and West Africa With the arrival of its first flight ever from Paris to Havana this Thursday, June 8, the French airline Corsair, opened a new route into the Caribbean. […] Continue reading

Now That Cuba Is Open, Americans Aren’t Going

Now That Cuba Is Open, Americans Aren’t Going Last year they couldn’t wait to see Havana. This year airlines cut service. What happened? by Justin Bachman February 17, 2017, 9:45 AM GMT+1 America, did you miss the travel industry’s memo declaring Cuba the hottest new destination? Apparently. Service to the long-time U.S. foe began in […] Continue reading

Economist sees East, Gulf coasts served by Cuba, Nova Scotia transshipment hubs

Economist sees East, Gulf coasts served by Cuba, Nova Scotia transshipment hubs The U.S. East and Gulf coasts can expect to be significantly served by a pair of transshipment hubs – ideally in Cuba and Canada’s province of Nova Scotia – a leading port industry economist said today [Feb. 2]. Robert W. West, Waltham, Massachusetts-based […] Continue reading

Winnipeg couple on vacation in Cuba killed in ambulance crash

Winnipeg couple on vacation in Cuba killed in ambulance crash Dario Balca , CTVNews.ca Writer @DarioBalca Published Sunday, January 8, 2017 3:44PM EST Last Updated Sunday, January 8, 2017 8:45PM EST A Winnipeg family is mourning the loss of a couple killed in an ambulance crash while vacationing on the island of Cayo Coco, Cuba. […] Continue reading

Poking the Hornet’s Nest

Poking the Hornet’s Nest / Rebeca Monzo Rebeca Monzo, 31 October 2016 — Here on my planet, the government used the term “hornet’s nest” to name student groups at all levels, whose classes were suspended because they were forced to participate in organized protests against the so-called blockade, enlivened with musical and theater groups, putting […] Continue reading

Cuba airport security causes senators to call for pause in U.S.-Cuba flights

Cuba airport security causes senators to call for pause in U.S.-Cuba flights Last week, regularly-scheduled commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba took off for the first time in more than fifty years. Now, a bipartisan pair of senators has submitted legislation to ground those planes over what they say are airport security concerns. Senators […] Continue reading

Cuba Beckons, but U.S. Airlines and Passengers Face Hurdles

Cuba Beckons, but U.S. Airlines and Passengers Face Hurdles As regular flights get under way, carriers cope with incompatible technical systems and travelers will find most wireless devices and credit cards won’t work By SCOTT MCCARTNEY Sept. 7, 2016 1:37 p.m. ET Just a short hop from Florida, flying to Cuba should be easy. But […] Continue reading

American Airlines executive talks about high-flying cargo to Cuba

American Airlines executive talks about high-flying cargo to Cuba BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Jim Butler, president of American Airlines cargo, is based at the airline’s Fort Worth, Texas, headquarters, but he visits Miami four to six times a year to keep track of the burgeoning cargo operation. “I probably spend more time in Miami than […] Continue reading

Cuba – the Looming Crisis

Cuba: the Looming Crisis July 21, 2016 By Fernando Ravsberg HAVANA TIMES – Since Raul Castro announced at a session of the National Assembly that there will be economic problems, speculation hasn’t stopped about a new crisis like the one experienced in the 90s. However, the situation today is very different from that Cuba. The […] Continue reading

Bangor airport gets license to refuel foreign flights serving Cuba

Bangor airport gets license to refuel foreign flights serving Cuba Ryan McLaughlin | BDN Posted July 18, 2016, at 5:53 p.m. Last modified July 18, 2016, at 8:49 p.m. Bangor International Airport has been issued a license allowing it to provide refueling and other services to foreign flights to and from Cuba, according to an […] Continue reading

American Harleys capture Cuban soul

American Harleys capture Cuban soul In their new book “Cuban Harleys, Mi Amor,” authors explore the rocky relationship between Cuba and Harley Davidson motorcycles through the eyes of Cuban “Harlistas” ELIZABETH PÉREZ emperez@elnuevoherald.com While Harley Davidson does not necessarily come to mind when discussing Cuban political collateral damage, it is very present on the mind […] Continue reading

Cuba Picks Russian Air Traffic Control ahead of US Flights

Cuba Picks Russian Air Traffic Control ahead of US Flights Cuban Firm Aviaimport Closed Deal with Russian Giant Azimut to Modernize the Island’s Airports JULY 4, 2016 AT 12:23 PM The largest Russian manufacturer of electronic devices for civil aviation will be in charge of creating a new air traffic control system for Cuba. The […] Continue reading

Airlines race to Cuba, overcoming major hurdles

Airlines race to Cuba, overcoming major hurdles There are hundreds of challenges to be tackled as U.S. airlines prepare to resume their first regularly scheduled flights to Cuba in five decades. BY SCOTT MAYEROWITZ Associated Press HAVANA Galo Beltran stands on the tarmac testing a hand-held baggage scanner. Each time a barcode is successfully read, […] Continue reading

New Victory cruise line plans trips from Florida to Cuba

New Victory cruise line plans trips from Florida to Cuba Arlene Satchell Sun Sentinel Another cruise line sets its sights on Cuba A new cruise line based in Miami hopes to offer trips from Florida to Cuba. Victory Cruise Lines Ltd. is awaiting approval from the Cuban government, President and CEO Bruce Nierenberg said in […] Continue reading

Panama Papers show Cuba used offshore firms to thwart embargo

Panama Papers show Cuba used offshore firms to thwart embargo At least 25 companies in tax havens had Cuban links A brother of Raul Castro’s son-in-law appears in the leaked documents Cuba was at the heart of a deal to export Russian oil that involves a Lebanese company NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The Cuban government […] Continue reading

Liberal Republic – Socialist Revolution

Liberal Republic / Socialist Revolution MIGUEL SALES | Málaga | 1 Jun 2016 – 9:43 am. May 20 will mark 114 years since the founding of the Republic of Cuba. The date, which went unnoticed by almost everyone, is important in itself, because it marks the moment when Spain’s last holding in the Americas broke […] Continue reading

Post-journey reflections on crumbling Cuba

Post-journey reflections on crumbling Cuba Island nation is just itching to breathe free Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 2:46 p.m. CDT I just returned from 2 weeks in Cuba, and offer a few reflections from the land of Fidelismo. Individual travel from the U.S. to Cuba is still technically prohibited, though American educational and professional […] Continue reading

Poliquin, Pingree want to let Cuba-bound planes refuel in Maine

Poliquin, Pingree want to let Cuba-bound planes refuel in Maine By Darren Fishell, BDN Staff Posted April 27, 2016, at 4:19 p.m. PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s U.S. Reps. Bruce Poliquin and Chellie Pingree have introduced a bill in Congress to allow planes bound for Cuba to stop and refuel at U.S. airports, such as Bangor […] Continue reading

US customs prepares for more international flights in Keys

US customs prepares for more international flights in Keys Published on April 18, 2016 MARATHON, Fla. – A new customs checkpoint is opening at Florida Keys airport in preparation for more traffic involving the island chain and Cuba and other international destinations. According to a statement from the Monroe County Board of Commissioners, the new […] Continue reading

Flights to Cuba Are Getting Cheaper

Flights to Cuba Are Getting Cheaper By Tom Burson | March 29, 2016 | 11:55am Looks like the warming of relations between the U.S. and Cuba could spur something beyond cheap cigars and rum: flights to Cuba are about to get ridiculously cheap. According to research by Hopper, flight prices from the U.S. to Cuba […] Continue reading

Florida farmers worry about Cuba organic growers

Florida farmers worry about Cuba organic growers Jeanette Leehr, Round Earth Media 4:11 p.m. EDT March 18, 2016 Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this story did not make clear that opening a Department of Agriculture office in Cuba is a proposal that has not been approved. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — When third-generation farmer […] Continue reading

Sunwing vacation ends in 20-hour travel ordeal for Halifax passengers

Sunwing vacation ends in 20-hour travel ordeal for Halifax passengers Passenger says some on board sobbing and vomiting during aborted landing, then faced long delay By Stephanie vanKampen, CBC News Posted: Feb 26, 2016 2:06 PM AT Last Updated: Feb 26, 2016 8:18 PM AT A Sunwing flight from Cuba that was supposed to land […] Continue reading

Cuba opens for US business

Cuba opens for US business Feb 22, 2016 As the US and Cuba sign an agreement for commercial flights between the two countries to resume after a gap of over 50 years, Sally White wonders if the romance is over Everyone is getting teed up for booming business seeing this as the new money-spinner – […] Continue reading

Who Will Win In Initial US-Cuba Flight Allocations?

ANALYSIS: Who Will Win In Initial US-Cuba Flight Allocations? by Vinay Bhaskara / Published February 15, 2016 The United States and Cuba will sign tomorrow in Havana a bilateral agreement that will permit US airlines to operate up to 110 flights per day between the two nations. Beginning Monday, US airlines will have 15 days […] Continue reading

Air China connects to Cuba via Canada

Air China connects to Cuba via Canada Air China celebrated the launch of flights to Havana in Cuba on 27 December at Montreal Airport in Canada. The thrice-weekly Beijing to Havana service, flown using 777-300ERs, operates via the Star Alliance’s existing service to Montreal. Air China, on 27 December, began serving Cuba for the first […] Continue reading

US-Cuba aviation deal allows 110 scheduled flights per day

US-Cuba aviation deal allows 110 scheduled flights per day Posted: Saturday, December 26, 2015 5:15 am | Updated: 5:15 am, Sat Dec 26, 2015. Associated Press HAVANA — The United States and Cuba have struck a deal to allow as many as 110 regular airline flights a day, allowing a surge of American travel to […] Continue reading

The Havana Fair – Hookers, Heat and Beer

The Havana Fair: Hookers, Heat and Beer / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 13, 2015 Iván García, 12 November 2015 — Liudmila and Sheila are prostitutes and they don’t know about business or cutting-edge technology. But a colleague sent them a text message telling them, “Come here, the yumas (foreigners) are wild.” They put on […] Continue reading