Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines will be the first United States company since 1961 to have an office in the Republic of Cuba; and will be followed by New York-based JetBlue Airways.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the United States Department of the Treasury has authorized United States-based companies to have representative offices in the Republic of Cuba.
Both companies will have ticket offices in the city of Havana's Miramar District. They will be staffed by Republic of Cuba nationals and a Resident Country Manager.
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has authorized the re-establishment of regularly-scheduled commercial services from the United States to the Republic of Cuba; there will be up to 110 daily flights.
Established in 1994, the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council provides an efficient and sustainable educational structure in which the United States business community may access accurate, consistent, and timely information and analysis on matters and issues of interest regarding United States-Republic of Cuba commercial, economic, and political relations.