US and Cuba to resume regular flights

The United States announced Thursday the resumption of regular flights to and from CubaThe United States and Cuba on Thursday announced plans to resume flights between the two nations, erasing another vestige of what had been strained ties rooted in the Cold War. The latest progress as the countries work to build on their restoration of full diplomatic relations this summer was made public a year to the day after President Barack Obama and counterpart Raul Castro first said they would bury the hatchet. This does not mean American tourists can now start flocking to communist-run Cuba to lie on beaches, sip rum and fire up cigars.

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