The United States Department of Transportation denied the American Airlines motion to change gateway restrictions on flights to Havana, Cuba, in a Nov. 9 regulatory filing.

American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) originally submitted a motion in an attempt to change how routes from the U.S. to Havana, Cuba, are allocated. The DoT allows only 20 weekly flights for U.S. carriers servicing the Cuban capital city.

This is how the process works now: If a U.S. airline wants to stop flying a Havana,…

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