With the possibility of substantial growth in the number of North Americans visitors in the background, the Mexican airline Interjet, has increased its presence in Cuba in what is a vote of confidence in the prospects for tourism on the island.
In addition to announcing this development, company directors referred to the potential of the highly attractive links their airline has with U.S. cities.
This is consistent with the views of many analysts, based on a substantial flow of travelers from the north, at least from the point of view of traveling by plane, ferry or cruise ship.
Interjet announced that it would commence operations on two new routes between Mexico and Cuba, which will stimulate tourism between both nations and facilitate circuitous and multi-destination travel in particular, from next October 15.
Flights connecting Varadero-Mexico and Havana-Monterrey will be launched on that date.
Interjet presently operates 24 flights per week between the Cuban and Mexican Capitals and 14 between Havana and Cancun.
The Mexican Ambassador in Cuba, José Bremer de Marino, highlighted that the new timetable supported tourist exchanges between both countries and formed part of the economic program undertaken by the Pro-Mexican Commercial Council.
Jimenez explained that the principal advantages that Interjet offered were; affordable direct travel and more spacious seating.
Interjet, a purely Mexican company belonging to the Alemán family, was founded 10 years ago, and flies to 47 destinations, 38 of which are in Mexico and 9 of which are international including Havana, Bogotá, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York and San Antonio.
The airline has 39 Airbus A320 and 16 Superjet 100 airplanes and is the only one that allows up to 50kg of baggage without extra charge and offers women only bathroom facilities and discounts to travelers who are over 65 years of age.
Mexico currently ranks amongst the top 10 countries from which tourists travel to Cuba, which now welcomes in excess of 3 million visitors per year.Share on FB Share on TT