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A direct flight to Havana, Cuba, is listed on a screen in JetBlue Airways Corp.'s Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) airport in New York, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. The largest airline at JFK by passengers, JetBlue will be building a 505-room, $250 million TWA …

Texas-Based Southwest, American Airlines Clear to Fly to Cuba

Two Dallas-Fort Worth-based commercial airlines are now clear for take-off to airports in Cuba according to the Obama Administration’s “efforts to normalize relations”. Within the year, American travelers can expect up to 90 daily round-trip flights between the United States and nine destinations on the Communist island nation.

Service to Cuba

Two Texas Airlines Competing for Service to Cuba

An agreement will be signed in Havana on Tuesday opening Cuban airport gates to more than 100 flights a day from the United States. The flights of scheduled airline service will begin sometime later this year. Two Texas-based Carriers, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, are in the mix to compete for those slots.

Southwest Baggage (Aero Icarus / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Southwest Airlines 2nd On-the-Ground Accident in 1 Week

On Sunday, for the second time in a week, a Southwest Airlines jet had an on-the-ground accident, as a jet pushing back from its gate bumped into another Southwest jet parked at the next gate.