Delta begins daily Havana service from Miami, New York/JFK, Atlanta

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has begun regularly scheduled passenger service with nonstop daily flights from the US to the Cuban capital after a 55-year hiatus, the company said.

Flights will depart from Miami, New York-JFK and Atlanta to Havana, and is the only existing US carrier to have operated passenger service until it was suspended in 1961 due to an unstable political climate and profitability challenges. Delta exited the Cuban market with the suspension of its Havana to New Orleans service.

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year, offering service to 312 destinations in 54 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft.