Pittsburgh to Cuba, non-stop flights

PITTSBURGH —It’s only been about a month since President Obama announced a plan to normalize relations with Cuba. Among other things, the United States would ease travel restrictions to the communist country and open a United States Embassy in Havana.

As that story continues to make headlines, we’re now getting word that there could soon be non-stop flights from Pittsburgh to Cuba. The Trib reports Allegheny County Airport officials are speaking with “ASC International” about starting a charter flight direct to Havana as early as this summer.

The nonstop flight would eliminate a stop in Florida, as travelers in the past have had to go through Tampa or Miami to get to Cuba.

The owner of ASC International is considering four non-stop charter flights a year to Cuba if there’s enough interest to make it viable.

See video: http://www.wtae.com/news/pittsburgh-to-cuba-nonstop-flights/30697300

By Michelle Wright, Pittsburgh’s Action News4

January 14, 2015

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