Havana, Sep 22 (EFE) .- The Spanish hotel multinational Iberostar operated on Wednesday the first flight of its World2Fly airline on the Madrid-Havana route after announcing the reopening of 16 hotels under its administration on the Caribbean island, which will progressively reopen its borders from next November 15.
Flights to the Cuban capital will have -in principle- frequencies of Wednesdays and Sundays with Airbus A350, one of the two aircraft in the aviation company’s fleet that began its Caribbean operations last June with flights to Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) and Cancun (Mexico).
The president of the Mallorcan group Iberostar, Miguel Fluxá, declared today after his arrival in Havana on the inaugural World2 Fly flight that the future plan is to have a daily flight on this route with vacation package clients, when circumstances allow.
The day before, the Spanish company, one of the largest in the Cuban tourism sector, announced the reopening of 16 of the 17 hotels that operates in the country between November and January 2022, as well as the inauguration of the new Coral facility Level Esmeralda in Cayo Cruz, in the Jardines del Rey archipelago located north of the Camagüey province, in the center-east.
With this objective, the hotel plant has been renovated and hygienic-sanitary measures are guaranteed in accordance with the new concepts in customer service due to the covid-19 pandemic, according to its managers.
Fluxá confirmed that the reactivation of its hotels in Cuba is a “logical move” because when the island completes the vaccination against covid-19 “it will open up to the world and it will be as before.”
“So we have the bet because we want Cuba to work, for the economy to improve and we believe that tourism is what will improve the economy of this country,” added the businessman.
The airline belonging to Iberostar opened direct flights from Spain to Punta Cana and Cancun last June, with the prospect of mobilizing more than 55,000 passengers before the end of the year, when the company envisions a more favorable scenario for the tourism industry with the advance of covid vaccines.
Iberostar has managed Cuban hotels since 1993 in Havana, Cayo Largo del Sur, Varadero, Trinidad and the northern keys of the central provinces Villa Clara and Ciego de Ávila.