The nine-passenger flight departed Monday morning, more than two years after U.S. Customs and Border Protection gave
Charter operators have had difficulty getting all of the required approvals from
Key West International Airport Director Peter Horton says customs and border protection signed off on the first flight Monday morning, shortly before the departure. He added that the flight was a test run, as there are no future commercial flights scheduled.
The flight took passengers embarking on a people-to-people exchange to meet with Cubans at botanical gardens, organic farms and cultural centers.
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