08/28/13 - eTurboNews - Cuban carrier launches Jamaica service
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica has welcomed the decision of the Havana-based
Aerogaviota airlines to introduce a three weekly service between Cuba and
"We take pride in welcoming this group partnership," said minister without
portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Water and Housing Dr Morais, adding
that the partnership provides options for the travelling public.
Aerogaviota had been operating chartered flights to Jamaica for the past
three years, but will now introduce a scheduled three weekly flights
between the two countries.
Outgoing Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica Yuri Gala Lopez described Monday's
inaugural flight under the new schedule as the start of a new phase in
linking the two countries.
"The launch will facilitate the flow of passengers between both countries.
In a way this will also help the multi-destination component in our
bilateral relationship. I think it will be an additional tool in our joint
effort to not only maintain the dynamic and very close relationships that
we have, but to take it to another level," he added.
On travel agency said that the new flight would allow for passengers to
acquire cheaper airfares since there would no longer have to book
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