Fifty percent of the flights at Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz International Airport in Camaguey, Cuba, will be affected as of December 10, with the withdrawal of JetBlue Airways and American Airlines, as consequence of the measures announced by Donald Trump administration.
USA recently announced the suspension of flights from its territory to nine destinations in Cuba, except Havana, as sign of the tightening of the economic, commercial and financial blockade from Washington to Cuba.
Both American companies arrive daily at this airport, which means that there will be 14 flights no longer received weekly, although there will be 13 more, Leudes Escobar, its director, told the press.
After more than five decades of interrupted direct flights between the two countries, these were a relief for the reunification of families, especially due to improved services and the lower price of tickets.
However, in contrast to the withdrawal of American airlines, new destinations are linked to Camaguey, as Nordwind does every 10 days from Moscow, Russia, since the opening of the exchange on November 2 and the beginning of the high season of tourism in this territory with the arrival of about 400 passengers.
More than a hundred Canadians visit once a week the Santa Lucia resort, north of Camaguey, from Montreal, starting this month, through the Sunwing airline, which will double its operations from next December 18 with the entry of a second flight, this time from Toronto.
Other airlines that maintain links with the "Ignacio Agramonte" are coming from cities in Haiti, Mexico and Guyana.