Cuban carrier launches Jamaica service

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica has welcomed the decision of the Havana-based Aerogaviota airlines to introduce a three weekly service between Cuba and Jamaica.

“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.

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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 connecting flights.