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Airlines sign up for flights to Cuba

Posted at 4:30 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 16:30:50-05

Several US airlines are signing up for commercial flights to Cuba following a February agreement between the two countries. Many of them are proposing daily flights to Cuba from South Florida including flights from West Palm Beach.

A Palm Beach International Airport spokesperson says the airport is actively pursuing flights to the country.

David Seltzer recall's the sights and sounds of Havana.

"We enjoyed ourselves immensely yes," says Seltzer.

When he went there three years ago when a charter was the only option. Now he's hoping to fly commercial. "Just make life a little bit easier."

At Eileen's Travel, Mary Hurley-Lane says they're getting plenty of calls. "It's a great thing."

However, she says finding availability is the issue. She says travelers should plan on being flexible.

"As far as hotel accommodations, I don't think they have enough to accommodate. What I see as far as Americans wanting to come and visit," says Hurley-Lane.

The government will allow 20 daily round trip flights between the US and Havana.