Cuban state-owned airline introduces new service to Jamaica

By Admin Wednesday August 28 2013 in Caribbean
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KINGSTON: Jamaica has welcomed the decision of the Havana-based Aerogaviota airlines to introduce a thrice-weekly service between Cuba and Jamaica.


“We take pride in welcoming this group partnership,” said minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Water and Housing, Dr. Morais Guy.


Aerogaviota had been operating chartered flights to Jamaica for the past three years, but will now introduce three scheduled weekly flights between the two countries.


Outgoing Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica, Yuri Gala Lopez, described Monday’s inaugural flight under the new schedule as the start of a new phase in linking the two countries.


“The launch will facilitate the flow of passengers between both countries,” he said. “In a way this will also help the multi-destination component in our bilateral relationship. I think it will be an additional tool in our joint effort to not only maintain the dynamic and very close relationships that we have, but to take it to another level.”


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