Which airlines will fly to Cuba this summer? Minister of Tourism’s announcement on X

By Daily Pérez Guillén

Cuban Minister of Tourism, Juan Carlos García Granda, announced on his X account today the airlines that will fly from Europe and the Americas to the Caribbean archipelago in the summer of 2024.

The airlines flying to Cuba from Europe are: TUI (from Holland, Belgium and the United Kingdom), Edelweiss, Rossiya Airlines, Conviasa, Iberojet, Iberia, Neos, Condor, Air Europa, World2fly, Air France, Turkish Airlines and Nordwind/Pegas Touristik.

In the Latin American region, the flight options to the Caribbean destination include Aeroméxico, with a daily frequency to Havana; Conviasa: flying twice a week on the Caracas-Havana-Moscow route; LATAM, with five weekly Lima-Havana flights; and Bahamas Air, which will connect Nassau and Havana, twice a week.

The Cuban Aviation Corporation (Corporación Cubana de Aviación S.A.) also recently announced that Air China will begin operations to Cuba from May.

According to information shared with Granma newspaper by Liset Urgellés Carreras, head of the Ground Handling Agreements Department of the Cuban Airports and Airport Services Company (ECASA), more than 45 international airlines are currently operating in Cuba: 19 from Latin America, 15 from Europe, four from Canada and one from Africa. Meanwhile, Venezuela’s Rutaca has commenced operations to Holguín.

In the case of US airlines, Urgellés Carreras pointed out that Southwest, United Airlines, Delta Airlines and American Airlines currently operate three charter and four regular flights, the latter flying to Camagüey, Holguín, Santiago de Cuba, Santa Clara and Varadero.

Fifty-four percent of the total weekly operations arrive at Havana’s José Martí International Airport and the most frequent flights come from the US market.

Expanding air connectivity is essential to increase the arrival of travelers to Cuba, with tourism authorities estimating over three million arrivals this year.