Caribbean Airlines (CAL) will make its inaugural airlift to the island of Cuba come December 13, 2019, as it launches a route between the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston and the Jose Marti Airport in Havana.
Operated twice per week, flights between the two destinations will take place on Wednesday and Friday.
On Wednesday, flights depart Kingston at 8:05 am and land in the Cuban capital at 9:45 am. Flights then leave Havana at 10:45 am and arrive in the Jamaican capital at 12:25 pm.
“As we expand our northern hub in Kingston, we continue to work closely with our stakeholders to ensure success on these new routes.”– Caribbean Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Garvin Medera
The same schedule applies to Friday.
Commenting on the start of the service, Caribbean Airlines Chief Executive Officer Garvin Medera stated: “Caribbean Airlines is committed to making regional travel easier and more convenient while improving the reach and efficiency of our network. ”
The CEO added that the service will add 300 more seats to flights between the two destinations and, therefore, will “increase opportunities for trade and tourism”.
To mark the historic occasion, CAL will be having a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the NMIA departure gate on December 13 before the debut flight. Upon landing in the Spanish-speaking island, there will be short post-flight reception in Havana before the aeroplane makes it return to Kingston.
“As we expand our northern hub in Kingston, we continue to work closely with our stakeholders to ensure success on these new routes,” Medera remarked.
Interested customers can make bookings at caribbean-airlines.com or on the Caribbean Airlines mobile app.