“For many years, a dialogue has been developing between our countries at the level of heads of state, government, parliaments and companies. During this time, significant results have been achieved in strengthening trade and economic cooperation, and the tourism sector is no exception. The Republic of Cuba is an important partner and a popular vacation destination for Russian citizens. Through joint efforts, we must create the necessary conditions for the growth of the mutual tourist flow, and already this year achieve the pre-pandemic indicators,” Chernyshenko said.
The Deputy Prime Minister recalled that it had previously been decided to resume regular flights from Moscow to Cuba. They will be carried out by a subsidiary of PJSC Aeroflot – a/c Russia. The flights are planned to operate with a frequency of 3 flights per week for 650-750 passengers in both directions of the flight.
“Russian tour operators are increasing direct charter flights: from June there will be 4 flights a week to Varadero, as well as 2 flights every 10 days to Cayo Coco. The new Aeroflot flights will double the frequency of flights, traffic Aeroflot passenger traffic will reach more than 50,000 people by the end of the year, so the total expected passenger flow will be about 150,000 people by the end of 2023. This would allow Russia to occupy the first place in terms of tourist flow towards Cuba,” Chernyshenko said.