Federal Express gets green light for cargo flights to Cuba
HAVANA - The US Department of Transportation has authorized Federal Express Company (FedEx) to offer cargo services to Cuba, thus becoming the first entity of its kind so far with the green light to carry out such operations.
FedEx flights will fly to Cuba once a day from Monday through Friday starting January 15 next year, and it will operate between Miami International Airport and Matanzas, in western Cuba.
The US authorization joins other similar permits to six US airlines to start regular flights to different Cuban provinces, as announced on July 7 in Havana by US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx.
The US airlines authorized were Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and United Airlines.
FedEx is a US cargo logistics company founded in 1971 by Frederick W. Smith, in Little Rock, Arkansas; it has its headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee.