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First commercial Havana-bound flights touch down amid transition for U.S., Cuba

First commercial Havana-bound flights touch down amid transition for U.S., Cuba

An American Airlines flight out of Miami touched down Monday morning in Havana, the first commercial flight operated by a major U.S. airline to make the trip since Cold War tensions shut down regular air service to Cuba more than half a century ago.

JetBlue's first commercial flight to Havana's Jose Marti International Airport, from New York City, arrived hours later. United Airlines' debut flight to Havana, takes off from Newark, N.J., Tuesday morning and Delta Air Lines is scheduled to launch its Havana service Thursday.

The flights, in the works for months, will give families divided between the countries and curious travelers an easier route to a nation that remained...

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