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.