US and Cuba resume regular air traffic – first time in 55 years

10:38, 2 September 2016

The US and Cuba resume regular air traffic – for the first time in 55 years.

The American low cost airliner took off from Florida and landed in Santa Clara - the capital of one of the central provinces of Cuba. Among the average passengers, more than 70 passengers aboard were public officials, namely US Transport Minister, the airline’s chairman and journalists. Many passengers were Americans of Cuban origin. \

After the revolution in Cuba, the US imposed trade embargo on the communist-led country. The last scheduled flight was performed in 1961. Only charter flights were performing air conveyance. Thereupon, the countries severed diplomatic relations, restoring them only in 2015