Cancun, Q.R. — In the midst of the crisis facing Cubana de Aviacion, Viva Aerobus says they will connect Cancun with Havana with a new charter service beginning November 1 with three flights a week.
In a statement, it was announced that Viva Aerobus, the ultra-low-cost Mexican airline, has generated strategic alliances with Mexican tour operators and receptors in Cuba, such as Merely Tours and Cubatur, to connect Cancun with Havana on new charter flights.
Bárbara Cruz, General Director of Marketing of the Ministry of Tourism of Cuba, explained that these new flights will open doors to the island, guaranteeing the connectivity for tourists so they can learn and enjoy all the attractions in Cuba.
Walfred Castro, Director of Corporate Communication of Viva Aerobus, said that the service meets the high demand, “Thus, we provide a boost to passenger traffic between two destinations that are doors to the international market, thus boosting tourism growth in both countries,” he said.
The first flight will be offered November 1 with three frequencies per week, operating Monday, Wednesday and Friday on an Airbus A320 aircraft.
“We have already flown to two destinations in Cuba from Cancun: Camagüey and Havana. We are excited to explore and create options for key players in the tourism sector to enrich the customer experience, for example, by offering comprehensive travel packages,” explained Walfred Castro.
According to Reinaldo Lugones, Director of Merely Tours, thanks to Viva Aerobus they can offer an economical option with excellent quality to reach Cuba and, combining the two routes Havana and Camagüey, offer a greater diversity of programs that allow tourists to visit Eastern Cuba, thus materializing the connectivity with the tourist poles of this area, “which will result in an increase in the emission of tourists to Cuba.”
On October 24, Cubana de Aviacion canceled its flights to seven destinations, one of which included Cancun, after aircraft leasing companies ceased their contracts with Havana after a sanction announced by the United States government.