US and Cuba restored after traffic a 55-year hiatus

США и Куба восстановили авиасообщение после 55-летнего перерыва

Today for the first time after a 55-year hiatus, resumed regular passenger flights between the U.S. and Cuba, according to USA Today.

Historic flight fly airline JetBlue (including the CEO) and U.S. officials, including the Minister of transport of the USA Anthony Fox. Washington believed that the symbolic flight will allow you to establish a full-fledged air traffic between the two countries. Also in the plane were members of the press and ordinary passengers, which generally took about half of the cabin.

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U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry called the flight “another step forward”.

8/31/2016:The 1st US commercial flight to #Cuba since 1961, just over a year after raising the flag at US Embassy, Havana. Another step fwd.

— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) 31 August 2016 R.

We will remind, on July 20 last year in Havana and Washington have officially reopened the Embassy of the United States and Cuba, marking the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries. In addition, US visited last year, Cuban President Raul Castro, and in September, the US eased sanctions against the island.