Howard Kass, Ubaldo Huerta and Hiram Centelles already are doing business in Cuba. They hope to do more next year as relations thaw and the Communist island opens itself up to more commerce with the United States. 

As the vice president of regulatory affairs at American Airlines, Kass is working through direct channels in the effort to get regularly scheduled commercial passenger airline flights between the U.S. and Cuba. The State Department is negotiating with the Cuban government over such flights. If approved, this would continue to chip away at travel restrictions without requiring congressional action. The State Department has called the possibility of regular commercial passenger air traffic the most significant expansion of economic ties between the two countries since the trade embargo was instituted. Kass calls it a high priority for American and he's optimistic those regularly scheduled trips will be flying by the middle of next year...



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