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U.S. to Cuba Passenger Flights Begin

JetBlue is scheduled to make history Wednesday with the first regularly scheduled passenger-jet service from the United States to Cuba. A flight will take off at about 9:45 a.m. from Fort Lauderdale. The last time a passenger flight flew from the United States to Cuba—more than 50 years ago—it happened on a propeller plane, according to JetBlue Executive Vice President Marty St. George. “We do think it’s an important part of history,” St. George said. “From a challenge perspective, we know the drill. Cuba has some unique elements because of 50 years of history between the U.S. and Cuba, but we’re ready to go.”