© Reuters. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers remarks to the news media as Blinken hosts NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the State Department in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2022. REUTERS/Leah Millis
(Reuters) – The Biden administration on Wednesday revoked a series of restrictions on flights to Cuba imposed during the Trump administration, including ending a prohibition on U.S. flights to Cuban airports other than Havana.
The U.S. Transportation Department issued the order at the request of Secretary of State Antony Blinken who said the action was “in support of the Cuban people, and in the foreign policy interests of the United States.”
The White House last month had signaled the planned move as part of a broader revision of policy toward Cuba.