Viva Aerobus opens direct route Cancun - Santiago de Cuba
The Mexican airline becomes the first and only one to fly, with a regular route, to the Cuban destination
Viva Aerobus, Mexico's ultra-low cost airline, becomes the first and only Mexican airline to fly, with a regular route, to Santiago de Cuba. The Cancun - Santiago de Cuba route is the result of its commitment to strengthen Caribbean connectivity at low prices and through connections between strategic destinations.
"This new direct route creates a key contact window, as it enriches the connectivity of the second most important city in Cuba due to its economy and population, characteristics that are added to its cultural, historical attractions and its proximity to multiple beaches," he said. Bárbara Cruz, General Director of Marketing of the Ministry of Tourism of Cuba.
This new regular route will begin on March 26 and will offer a weekly flight every Thursday. It will be operated with Airbus A320 aircraft with the capacity to transport 186 passengers, airplanes that are part of the youngest fleet in Mexico with an average age of 3.25 years, offering the highest standards in safety and efficiency.
“This announcement reaffirms the leadership we have in Cancun, where we already have 24 routes. We are the airline with the widest range of destinations in this city. We know that it is a strategic door to the international market and today we launch our second destination to the island, which joins Camagüey, ”said Juan Carlos Zuazua, General Director of Viva Aerobus.
With the aim of promoting tourist exchanges between both countries and providing greater facilities for travelers, the launch of this route also included an alliance with the tour operator Merely Tours, who offers tour packages throughout the island in close collaboration with the Cubatur receptive from Cuba.
Reinaldo Lugones, Director of Merely Tours mentioned that “this new air bridge expands the options, at affordable prices, that tourists have to discover the richness of the island. This is good news for international connectivity that we achieved with the support of Xiomara Martínez, former Minister of Tourism of the Cuban embassy in Mexico, whom we recognize his outstanding career and work for the benefit of the Cuban tourism product. ”
This announcement represents an advance in the expansion strategy of Viva Aerobus, whose objective is to meet the needs of passengers at the best price and in more and more destinations. In this sense, the airline already operates a total of 120 routes: 100 national and 20 international.