Cuba expects over 400 weekly flights with the reopening of borders
2021-11-03 18:54:27 / RHC
With the reopening of air borders on November 15, as part of its return to normality after curbing the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of weekly flights will rise to more than 400, said Eduardo Rodriguez Davila, Cuban minister of Transport.
At a press conference, the minister said that the resumption of air operations, which will be carried out gradually, will increase the level of operations at Cuban airports, which currently receive only 63 flights a week.
Although the figures are subject to change, since agencies continue making requests, Cuba has authorized 77 flights from the United States to Havana's Jose Marti International Airport, out of the 147 permitted island-wide.
The minister explained that the air terminals have been repaired. Actions are being carried out to separate the flow of the green channel from the red one, and the areas of Foreign Exchange are being increased.
Regarding the maritime borders, Rodriguez Davila emphasized the cruise terminals are being restored to resume operations in December and reinforce the safe flow of passengers in compliance with the sanitary protocols imposed by COVID-19.
The Cuban minister said that searching for external financing and foreign investment projects to guarantee the recovery and sustainability of transportation and its infrastructure is a current priority.