CHICAGO, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today applauded the historic signing by representatives of the United States and Cuba governments of a formal arrangement to reinstitute air service between the two countries.
United intends to apply to offer service between some of its global gateways and Havana through the Department of Transportation's pending route case. Assuming service is approved, United customers will benefit from United's expanded global route network and new opportunities for leisure and business travel to Cuba.
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