Cuban State Airline says US sanctions force it to end routes

Washington, Cuba’s state airline Cubana said it would cancel routes to seven international destinations because of US President Donald Trump administration sanctions on companies that lease planes to the national carrier.

The Trump administration said last Friday that it was revoking licenses of companies that lease aircraft to Cuban state-owned airlines because the airlines use the planes to take tourists to Cuba. U.S. regulations prohibit Americans from engaging in tourism in Cuba.

Travel with special purposes, like visiting religious institutions or supporting private businesses and civil society, is allowed.

Source: Jordan News Agency