HAVANA, July 1th The airline Cubana de Aviación, has acquired two new ATR 72-600 model aircraft in an attempt to modernize its scarce and old fleet.

The new models will replace two ATR 72-500 that Cubana currently operates through leasing with the South African airline Solenta Aviation, according to information from the Transponder1200 specialized site.

The negotiation, they said, began at the beginning of this year and one of the two units already has the whole graphic of the Cuban airline for a week.

In fact, there is personnel from the island training in Toulouse to operate the new models.

The aforementioned means that Cubana currently owns “two ATR 42-500 (originally delivered to Aerogaviota), an ATR 72-200 (originally delivered to the former Aerocaribbean), two Embraer 110 Bandeirantes and a wide Ilyushin fuselage Il-96; as a complement through leasing agreements, an A320ceo with Jordan Aviation, a Boeing 737 Classic with Blue Panorama Airlines and two ATR 72-500 with Solenta Aviation “.

One of the most recent is the model leased to Jordan Aviation, to cover national and international routes. After the nuncio of the latter, a source of the company said that they hoped to recover the regular routes of Cubana to the Mexican destinations Mexico City (MEX) and Cancun (CUN), to Dominican Republic: Santo Domingo (SDQ) and and Puerto Plata ( POP), as well as, to the Panamanian capital Panama City (PTY) and Bogotá (BOG), Colombia.