Several U.S. airlines including American and Southwest are jockeying for the chance to fly to Cuba after officials from both countries agreed on Tuesday to allow direct commercial flights to resume between the two nations.
The Department of Transportation started the process for U.S. airlines to begin bidding on routes for as many as 110 U.S.-Cuba flights a day. The agreement allows 20 regular daily U.S. flights to Havana, in addition to the existing 10 to 15 charter flights a day. The rest of the destinations would be to nine other Cuban cities.
Carriers have until March 2 to apply. All flights operating between the two countries today are charters.