Key West to Cuba Flights Struggle to Take Off

Featured Image: Concrete marker near the “Southernmost point in the continental United States” located in Key West, Florida, at the corner of South and Whitehead Streets. The spot is only 90 miles as-the-crow-flies from Cuba. CREDIT: Stefan Kokemüller. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license).

From Cuba Headlines

11 / 28 / 2013

One of the first sights greeting passengers at the Key West International Airport is a statue of two families with children standing around a large, concrete buoy. “Ninety miles to Cuba,” reads the words etched on the centerpiece.

From that runway, tourists are closer to Havana than they are to Miami. And decades ago, residents of this southernmost outpost in Florida could fly to Cuba for lunch and be back in time for dinner.

It’s only a short flight across the Florida Straits, once crisscrossed regularly. But that hasn’t happened since 1960 and it’s uncertain whether it will happen any time soon. . . . Read Complete Report

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