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Commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba could resume as early as this fall

Commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba could resume as early as this fall

The Obama administration will allow U.S. air carriers to start regular scheduled commercial flights to and from Cuba as early as this fall for the first time in more than 50 years, U.S. officials said Friday.

Air travel could resume with up to 20 daily scheduled round-trip flights to Havana, and 10 flights to nine other airports around the island nation.

The move is the latest by a White House determined to restore normal ties with the long-shunned communist government, and to expand American engagement with the Cuban people and their economy.

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