LAX inaugurates first charter California to Cuba flight since easing of rules

Los Angeles International Airport and American Airlines celebrated the inaugural charter flight from the West Coast to Havana last Saturday, Dec. 12.

The high profile flight took off from LAX Terminal 4, following a gala ribbon cutting that included Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Deborah Flint, Executive Director, LAX; Juan Carlos Liscano, Managing Director, LAX, American Airlines and Michael Zuccato, General Manager, Cuban Travel Services, Inc.

The was the first charter flight from California to Havana, Cuba, since the White House eased travel restrictions earlier this year. U.S. law still restricts most tourist travel to Cuba. But the new rules allow some Americans to visit the island without advance approval.