Fort Lauderdale, Fla., sends off first charter flight to Cuba in decades

09/19/2011 | Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Flight 8605 from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the first charter flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Cuba since 1987, marks the beginning of easier and cheaper rides for Cuban-Americans living in the area who wish to visit family in Cuba. "For Cuban-Americans who live from Hialeah to West Palm Beach, this is an easier ride. And when we get groups visiting Cuba on people-to-people-tours, Fort Lauderdale will be cheaper for airline connections than Miami," said Vivian Mannerud, president of Airline Brokers, which organized the flight.

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