Official: U.S., Cuba to Resume Scheduled Commercial Airline Service

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2015 file photo, a Cuban and American flag wave from the balcony of the Hotel Saratoga in Havana. President Barack Obama will announce July 1 that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington, a senior administration official said. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
In this Jan. 19, 2015 file photo, a Cuban and American flag wave from the balcony of the Hotel Saratoga in Havana. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

The United States and Cuba have reached an agreement to restore scheduled commercial airline service between the two countries, a U.S. official said on Thursday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the agreement was expected to be announced later on Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the two countries’ decision to restore diplomatic ties after more than 50 years of Cold War enmity.