On 7 November 2016, Atlanta, Georgia-based Delta Air Lines became the first United States-based company to establish an office since 1961 in the Republic of Cuba.
Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines had been expected to be the first company to have an office; the company does have an operations office for its resident country manager and expects to have a ticket office soon.
Long Island City, New York-based JetBlue Airways expects to open an office soon.
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.
The ticket offices will be staffed by Republic of Cuba nationals.
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.