US to Resume Commercial Flights to Cuba

Just in time for your next vacation.
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Just in time for your next vacation.
Photo Credit: EVARISTO SA, AFP / Getty Images

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Cuba is being touted as the next great travel destination. Ever since the US and its longtime foe decided to patch things up, travel sites have been awash with tips on how to best experience the Caribbean island and its picturesque capital, Havana. And who could pass on the chance to stockpile Cubans and brush up on their Spanish with a lovely Cubanita?

In a bit of news that's bound to arouse your wanderlust, the US and Cuba have officially agreed to resume commercial air travel between the two countries, according to CNN. The State Department announced it is doing away with its travel ban, meaning Americans can hit those famed white sand beaches for the first time in over half a century. 

The State Department said in an announcement, “This arrangement will continue to allow charter operations and establish scheduled air service, which will facilitate an increase in authorized travel, enhance traveler choices and promote people-to-people links between the two countries."

It’s not known when flights will begin, but American Airlines has already submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation to get flights going by 2016.

We'll see you on the first flight out.

 Source: CNN