Airlines Apply To Fly Between Florida, Cuba

As relations thaw between the U.S. and Cuba, Jacksonville could get a flight to the island country.Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways has applied for permission to fly from Jacksonville to Cuba, saying it wants to be a bridge between here and there.I…

As relations thaw between the U.S. and Cuba, Jacksonville could get a flight to the island country.

Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways has applied for permission to fly from Jacksonville to Cuba, saying it wants to be a bridge between here and there.

If approved, the flights would happen twice a week and fly into Havana. Silver has also applied for flights from Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Key West and is looking to serve 10 cities in Cuba.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines also wants to provide service to Cuba from three cities in Central Florida.