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More American Airports Can Now Fly to Cuba

It's getting easier to get to Cuba. Yesterday, United States Customs approved eight new airports for passenger flights between Cuba and the United States.

Airports in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Tampa and San Juan, Puerto Rico, now join New York's JFK, Miami International and Los Angeles International as operating legal flights between the United States and Cuba. (See below)

This move comes after President Barack Obama's January announcement that his administration would ease U.S. travel restrictions to Cuba.

Any aircraft making the flight has to be authorized to travel between the U.S. and Cuba, and most Americans are still prohibited from traveling freely to Cuba. Journalists, medical professionals and those with family members in Cuba are among the Americans allowed to visit the island.

Airports Allowed to Fly U.S. To Cuba

  • ATLANTA: Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia
  • BALTIMORE: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Maryland
  • DALLAS: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas
  • NEW ORLEANS: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), Louisiana
  • CHICAGO: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois
  • NEW YORK: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York
  • LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), California
  • MIAMI: Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida
  • PITTSBURGH: Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), Pennsylvania
  • SAN JUAN: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), Puerto Rico
  • TAMPA: Tampa International Airport (TPA), Florida

Source: United States Customs

"I am a dual citizen, South African by birth and now hold my US citizenship. Any clue if I could take a trip to Cuba from the US using my South African passport?" —May 20, 2011 02:27 AM