U.S. Commercial Flight Lands in Havana


The first regularly scheduled commercial flight in more than 50 years from the United States to Havana has landed.

Passengers aboard the American Airlines flight arriving at 8:25 a.m. Monday cheered as the plane touched ground at Jose Marti International Airport.

The flight’s arrival comes as Cubans began week-long memorial services paying homage to long-time dictator Fidel Castro.

American Airlines held a small celebration before the flight departed from Miami and gave passengers straw hats that said “Cuba” on the back.

Forty-five-year-old passenger Tamara Cara says the flight’s landing was emotional for many.

U.S. flights to other cities in Cuba began earlier.

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