Austrian Airlines to Start Direct Flights to Havana

austrianairlines1Havana, Oct 18 (PL) Austrian Airlines will begin direct flights to Havana as of October 25th, the Cuban embassy in Vienna announced today.

‘The airline has taken the decision to celebrate 70 years of relations between the two countries,’ said a Cuban embassy post on its Twitter account.

There has been a growth in relations between Cuba and Austria since 2015, but for the authorities of the two countries, there is still more potential for the development of those ties.

In March, the Federal President of the Republic of Austria, Heinz Fisher, made an official visit to the Caribbean island, where he was received by his peer, Raul Castro.

The visitor also presided over an economic forum, which concluded with the signing of a memorandum of cooperation in several sectors.