American Airlines to launch LA-Cuba charter flights

American Airlines will begin weekly charter flights between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba in DecemberAmerican Airlines said Tuesday that it would begin weekly charter flights between Los Angeles and Havana in December, as the US and Cuba edge closer to full bilateral aviation relations. American would become the second major US airline to take advantage of loosened restrictions on travel between the two countries, after JetBlue launched direct charter flights between New York and Havana last month. American has operated charters from Florida to Cuba since 1991 principally serving the large expatriate Cuban community, but the new Los Angeles route recognizes the rapidly expanding market of non-Cuban travelers.

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