Memphis, Tennessee-based FedEx Corporation (2017 revenue exceeded US$60 billion) has received approval from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) to delay, for the third time, its regularly-scheduled cargo flights from the United States to the Republic of Cuba. FedEx Corporation requested the extension on 7 September 2017 and the USDOT issued the authorization on 5 October 2017:
The Department grants the request of Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) for relief, until June 15, 2018, from the 90-day start-up condition applicable to the Monday-Friday Miami-Matanzas frequencies allocated to FedEx by Notice of Action Taken dated July 15, 2016, in this docket. The Department will require that FedEx inaugurate its Monday-Friday Miami-Matanzas service no later than June 15, 2018. [LINK TO DOCUMENT].
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