Southwest Airlines could begin flights to Cuba

FILE- In this April 23, 2015, file photo, a Southwest airlines jet takes off from a runway at Love Field in Dallas. Southwest Airlines is asking travelers on Sunday, Oct. 11, to arrive at least two hours before their scheduled departures as technical issues are forcing it to check-in some customers manually. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Southwest Airlines may be headed southeast to Cuba soon.

The company’s CEO says the carrier could begin flights as early as next year. This announcement comes after the US and Cuba agreed to resume commercial air traffic last week.

Currently only charters are flown there.

U.S. Carriers face a March 2 deadline to submit applications.

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