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The jury is still out on FedEx’s application for flights to Havana, but American Airlines has done well with its request for Cuba services, and Southwest has also received approval from the US DoT.
American can fly between Miami and Santa Clara, Holguin and Matanzas and daily between Miami and Camaguey and Cienfuegos – all on narrowbodies. Southwest can fly between Fort Lauderdale and Matanzas and Santa Clara. The other four airlines to win approval from the US are low-cost leisure carriers. The Havana flights FedEx has applied for will be decided upon later this summer. The Cuban government also needs to approve the deal, which could see services start within a few months.