Weekly Commercial Flights Now Available From Key West to Cuba

The flight is being billed as the first weekly commercial flight of its kind since the 1960s

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    Key West is renewing its historic roots with Cuba as passengers can now board the first weekly commercial flight from Key West to Havana in more than five decades. NBC 6’s Hank Tester reports.

    Key West is renewing its historic roots with Cuba as passengers can now board the first weekly commercial flight from Key West to Havana in more than five decades.

    Flights will take off on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Key West International Airport to José Martí International Airport. The new flight service is from Air Marbrisa and Mambi International Group, which collaborated for the project.

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    The first flight takes off on Friday.

    The route is being billed as the first weekly commercial flight of its kind since the 1960s. A lot of paperwork is involved with the flight as laws make the flight only open to Americans with permission from the U.S. government.

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    But travel restrictions are slowly easing.

    "I made the application two years ago to be the port of entry for Cuba and I thought that would take forever. It did not,” said Key West International Airport Director Peter Horton.

    Key West’s new flight service positions itself to be ready in case travel to Cuba is allowed for all Americans.