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American Airlines’ first Charlotte-Havana flight departs Nov. 30

This file photo shows the tails of four American Airlines passenger planes parked at Miami International Airport.
This file photo shows the tails of four American Airlines passenger planes parked at Miami International Airport. AP

American Airlines’ inaugural Charlotte-to-Havana flight has been set for Nov. 30, the airline said Tuesday.

Tickets are on sale now at aa.com, airline spokeswoman Katie Cody said. The flight on an Airbus 319 leaves Charlotte Douglas International Airport at 12:07 p.m., arriving in Havana at 2:49 p.m.

The return flight leaves Havana at 3:45 p.m., landing in Charlotte at 6:18 p.m. All passengers must have a valid visa to take the flight, Cody noted.

Last month, the Transportation Department finalized its selection of eight U.S. airlines to begin scheduled flights to Havana, including the daily nonstop, round-trip American Airlines flight from Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

For now, tourists won’t be allowed to fly to Cuba. Travelers must fall under one of a dozen authorized categories, including family visits, humanitarian missions and journalistic activity.

The McClatchy Washington Bureau contributed.

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