US DOT approves emergency cargo flights to Cuba

Front view of an twin turboprop cargo plane.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has granted temporary approval to small cargo airlines in South Florida to fly emergency aid to Cuba, where large protests have erupted in recent days in response to a long-simmering economic crisis worsened by the COVID pandemic.

The department said IBC Airways and Skyway Enterprises could each operate 20 flights from Miami to Havana through late September carrying humanitarian aid and diplomatic cargo for the U.S. Embassy.

Last August, the Trump...

Leave a Comment

Join Our Newsletter
Enter your email to receive a weekly round-up of shipping news.