Congressman Wants Tampa Flights to Cuba

HAVANA TIMES, Aug. 12 – Massachusetts Democratic Representative Bill Delahunt asked U.S. President Barack Obama to allow the operation of flights to and from Cuba in the airport in Tampa, south of Florida, with the aim of facilitating access of Cuban-American families to trips to the island, the Miami-based El Nuevo Herald reported.  Until now the authorized airports are in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, notes IPS.

Other US citizens need a special US Treasury Dept. license to visit Cuba.  Delahunt supports a total lifting of the nearly half century US travel ban on Cuba.