Landmark US commercial flight lands in Cuba

A US commercial flight has arrived in Cuba for the first time in more than half a century. JetBlue Flight 387 had 150 passengers, including US transport secretary Anthony Foxx. The plane took off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at 09:45 EDT (13:45 GMT) and landed in Santa Clara in central Cuba about an hour later. The flight marks the latest development between US and Cuba since they restored diplomatic ties in December 2014. The last time an American airline flew scheduled service to Cuba was more than 50 years ago on a propeller plane, according to Marty St George, the executive vice president of JetBlue. To commemorate the occasion, the plane received a water cannon salute, which traditionally marks a special occasion for a ship or aircraft. Courtesy: BBC News


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