FedEx Approved to be First US All-Cargo Service to Cuba
The US Department of Transportation (DoT) has approved FedEx to be the first US all-cargo carrier to service Cuba with daily Miami – Matanzas flights starting on January 15, 2017. FedEx was the only all-cargo carrier to seek approval at this time and their application was uncontested.
Under an agreement signed by the US and Cuban governments, each country has the opportunity to operate up to 20 daily round-trip flights between the US and Havana, and up to another 10 between the US and each of Cuba’s other nine international airport. Earlier this month, the DoT awarded rights to eight airlines to fly between ten airports in the US and Havana: AA, Delta, JetBlue, Alaska, Southwest, United, Frontier and Spirit.