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Spain's Iberia resumed flights to Cuba after a two-year absence

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015 - 05:58 UTC
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As recently reported by the airline, that route will now have five direct weekly flights (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday). As recently reported by the airline, that route will now have five direct weekly flights (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday).

After two years of absence, the Spanish airline Iberia on Monday resumed flights to Havana. The Cuban tourism ministry confirmed last Friday that on June first, the flight marking the resumption of operations between Madrid and Havana would arrive at the Jose Marti International Airport.

 As recently reported by the airline, that route will now have five direct weekly flights (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday).

Iberia announced its decision to cancel flights to the Cuban capital in December 2012, to cut costs as a result of the economic crisis in Spain; the last operation was in April, 2013.

The airline will fly with Airbus A330 aircraft, which incorporate new products: seats that become beds two meters long in business class and new and spacious seats in tourist, in addition to individual entertainment on demand for all passengers, Wi-Fi and GSM connectivity.

With these operations, the flow of tourists from Spain will regain the level of previous seasons, which will position it again among the main countries sending tourists to Cuba.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics and Information, 77,099 passengers from Spain traveled to Cuba in 2014, which represented a slight increase compared to 2013, and that the European nation occupied the ninth position on the list of countries sending tourists to the Caribbean island.

Categories: Politics, Tourism, Latin America.

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  • CaptainSilver

    Iberia - the worlds worst airline, like a no frills version of Ryanair with totally useless cabin crews. Something to be avoided at all costs.

    Jun 02nd, 2015 - 08:59 am 0
  • paulcedron

    captain of pelotudos
    “Iberia - the worlds worst airline”

    well, they are the sister company of british airways.
    says it all.

    Stronger together - British Airways and Iberia
    http://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/about-ba/iag

    Jun 02nd, 2015 - 02:14 pm 0
  • CaptainSilver

    I a aware of that Paul pelotudo. BA is not much better. LAN is excellent like Emirates and Qantas, but then you lot cant afford such things can you? Give us a rundown on your buses? Which ones do you take to minimise muggings? Do buses run into your street in Villa 31?

    Jun 02nd, 2015 - 02:40 pm 0
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