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CUBA NEWS THIS WEEK

March 7, 2016

CUBA NEWS THIS WEEK:

• U.S. Carriers Bid on Direct Routes between the U.S. and Cuba
• Obamas Announce Travel Dates for Historic Visit to Havana
• The Rolling Stones Will Play a Free Concert in Havana

Flights:

The New York Times released an article this past Wednesday addressing the bidding war between U.S. airlines as routes directly from the States to Cuba are established.

The article notes “At least eight carriers submitted applications to the U.S. Department of Transportation Wednesday outlining what routes they would like to fly. The government will spend the next few months reviewing the requests and is expected to award the contested Havana routes this summer. Flights to smaller cities — if uncontested and lacking any contentious issues — could be approved much sooner.”

Once the routes have been awarded, there will be a delay before actual travel, as airlines will need to develop schedules and sell seats. An agreement signed last month between the U.S. and Cuba allows for up to 110 flights (in addition to currently-operating charters).

Cuba continues to be an exceedingly popular destination here at Yellow Dog, and we would encourage you to make touch as soon as possible if you’d like to plan a trip. Questions? Give us a call! We’re here to help.

Obama’s Visit to Havana:

The Obamas have decided to travel to Havana on March 21 and 22 of 2016 and plan on attending a Rays-Cuba game while in Havana. Read more here. His visit is pushing Americans out of Havana hotels and to the beaches of Cuba.

Finally, the Rolling Stones announced this week that they will play a FREE concert in Havana on the 25th of March.

 

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