Bahamas Air resumes flights to Cuba

HAVANA, Nov 21 (RHC) The managing director of Bahamas Air, Tracy Cooper, valued as very significant the impact of the resumption of flights to Cuba, one of the routes that provide them with higher yields and occupancy rates.

In an interview with the local newspaper The Tribune, the executive commented that after the return to activities at the airports of the Cuban capital and Holguín (east) last week, with two frequencies each, the national flag airline retakes one of the destinations that bring you more income.

Although the number of weekly operations decreases in relation to the pre-pandemic period of Covid-19 (six previously), Cooper expressed his optimism that the results will allow him, together with the flights to Haiti, to cut the subsidy of 78.2 million dollars. that the company received to stay afloat.

The largest of the Antilles, due to travel restrictions imposed by the United States for commercial and charter flights from its territory, becomes a destination in great demand in The Bahamas.

“We hope that those flights that go to Cuba are full all the time, relatively full. Anything for Bahamas Air is good at this time when we are recovering from the impact of the crisis, it is a great boost ”, she remarked.

Cuba reopened its borders to international travellers on November 15, for which nine of the 10 air terminals in the country are active, receiving around 400 weekly operations.

The facilities were modernized and adapted for the new sanitary protocols, in order to allow an adequate flow of passengers without neglecting safety regulations.