First Flight for Direct Postal Service with USA Arrives in Cuba

Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The direct postal service between the United States and Cuba was resumed today with the arrival to the Island of the first flight from US territory.

The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Relations Director General for US Affairs, Josefina Vidal, reported on her Twitter account @JosefinaVidalF that this was the first such trip between the two countries in nearly 50 years.

According to the Cuban News Agency (ANC), a little after 10:00 local time, a IBC Airways SAAB 340 arrived with postal cargo at the Jose Marti International Airport, Havana.

US Postal Security inspector, Carlos Rodriguez, symbolically gave President of Correos de Cuba, Carlos Asencio, a letter that reinstated the postal exchange between the two countries and a sample of the postmark designed for the occasion, which he described as history in the making.

First Vice President of Correos de Cuba, Zoraya Bravo, told ACN that the flights will come to Cuba from Miami, Florida, three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, as of March 25.

This will make possible the receipt and sending of mail, parcels and courier and express packages through post offices in both countries.


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