Sunday, September 18, 2011

Direct Flights to Cuba from Fort Lauderdale Kick Off With a Party

Excited passengers celebrated the return of direct flights to Cuba from Fort Lauderdale Saturday morning

By Mary Beth Wilson

Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 | Updated 11:11 PM EDT

The atmosphere was lively at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood-International Airport Saturday morning as eager passengers celebrated the return of direct flights to Cuba.

Travelers sported straw hats and danced to live music as they filled the JetBlue Airways terminal before boarding the first direct flight to Cuba in nearly 30 years.

Since direct flights ended in 1987, most travelers have had to fly to other countries before then traveling on to Cuba.

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