US-Cuba blurb flights to resume

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US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx (left) with Cuban reflection Adel Rodriguez

The US and Cuba have sealed an agreement to resume blurb atmosphere trade for a initial time in some-more than 50 years.

Some licence flights now fly between a countries though a new agreement could see as many as 110 flights a day – some-more than 5 times a stream number.

The flights could start in autumn this year.

This is a latest theatre in a thawing of a countries’ relationship.

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx pronounced a blurb flights noted a “critically critical miracle in a US bid to rivet with Cuba”.

Cuban Minister of Transport Adel Rodriguez called it a “new era”.

The US imposed a trade embargo on a communist-run island in 1960.

In late 2014, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced that they would start normalising their relationship.

They met for a initial time in Apr 2015 in Panama, and shook hands and hold a private assembly during a UN General Assembly in September.

The refreshing unfreeze – BBC’s Will Grant in Havana

There can be small doubt that a gait of a unfreeze between a United States and Cuba is refreshing in President Obama’s final year in office.

And this signing of a chit of bargain on blurb flights between a aged enemies is a good instance of that new impetus.

The proclamation comes discerning on a heels of a pierce by a US Treasury Department to concede a initial US organisation to set adult premises in Cuba given Fidel Castro took over private business interests during a tallness of a Cold War.

Diplomatic family between Washington and Havana have come a prolonged approach over a past year. Now they wish a mercantile links will follow fast.

Cuba reopened a embassy in Washington in Jul 2015 and a month later, a US reopened a embassy in Havana.

John Kerry visited a city for a rite and in doing so he became a initial US secretary of state to revisit Cuba in 70 years.

Mr Kerry has pronounced a Obama administration wants to lift a trade embargo on a island, something Mr Castro says is essential for a normal relationship.

The Republican-controlled US Congress has blocked this.

The White House is considering a probable presidential outing to Cuba.

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