BIG STEP

U.S., Cuba to Resume Regular Flights

The United States and Cuba reached a preliminary agreement in Washington on Wednesday to resume direct commercial flights. The news came the day before the two countries marked the first anniversary of their deal to normalize relations. Cuban and American officials said they hope to have a formalized deal in the coming days that could pave the way for U.S. airlines to begin flying to Cuba in the next few months. American and Cuban travelers are currently required to fly using charter flights or via third countries.