The Associated Press
Atlanta airport officials say regular chartered flights to Cuba are
beginning Wednesday from the world’s busiest airport.
Authorities say the flights by Marazul Charters, operated by Delta Air
Lines, are nonstop from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
In March, federal officials announced that eight airports including
Atlanta, Chicago’s O’Hare and Dallas/Fort Worth had gained federal
approval to schedule charter flights to and from Cuba.
Officials said the flights would be new gateways for Cuban Americans to
visit relatives in the communist island nation and for other limited travel.
Not all types of travel are allowed. Atlanta airport officials say only
“purposeful” travel will be permitted, such as passengers who have close
relatives in Cuba, are involved in the medical or agricultural sectors,
or travel for educational and religious activities.