Aerolineas Argentinas resumed flights to Cuba

In the framework of the Cuba Única conference, held in this capital and in the city of Cordoba, Lombardo described the inaugural trip, made on Monday, as a success after six years of interruption of this route.

It was an event, practically full both out and back. The work done is very important and we call for the continuation of joint actions to maintain the progress made, he said.

Likewise, he specified that Aerolineas will make three weekly flights to the largest of the Antilles (Monday, Thursday and Friday) with a technical stopover of an hour and a half in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where there will be a change of crew.

Thus, the trip lasts 11 and a half hours and we will operate it with our Boeing 737 MAX, new and modern aircraft with a capacity of 170 passengers (eight in business class and 162 in economy class), he indicated. .

According to the schedule, the flights depart at 02:00 local time from Buenos Aires and arrive in Havana at 13:15.

Then they depart at 2:45 p.m. from Cuba and arrive in Argentina at 4:00 a.m.

In total, for this month, we will offer more than two thousand places and we hope to bring about 1,800 Argentines to the island. We intend to continue to grow through these types of events and other initiatives, he said.

Lombardo pointed out that Aerolineas currently has 75% of the domestic market and almost 40% of the international market.

From January to June of this year, we recovered 92% of the passengers we had in 2019, before the Covid-19 pandemic. We already transport about five million people, he assured.

In addition, he reports that the company operates 76 routes and 47 inter-provincial sections.

There is a very strong demand for domestic services, especially to tourist destinations such as Bariloche, Mendoza, Iguazú and Ushuaia, among others, he pointed out.

On the other hand, he indicated that the company currently has 242 flights and aspires to continue its growth, especially on the international scene, after being affected by the pandemic and the economic crisis.

As planned, we will be offering offers for the World Cup in Qatar (November-December). We have defined seven frequencies which are for sale. The flights will last 18 hours and have a technical stopover in Madrid, Spain, he noted.

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