HAVANA, Jan. 10th. The Spanish airline Plus Ultra has just inaugurated a route between Poland and Cuba. The Island’s Ministry of Tourism itself boasted,this Tuesday, of the first of the flights that, from now on, will connect Warsaw and Varadero every week.
In a post on Facebook, the ministry published images of the 268 passengers who arrived at the Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport in Matanzas, and who were received by a delegation of senior officials led by the branch delegate in the province, Nastia Valdés López.
Polish travelers, according to a note in the Girón newspaper, will arrive every Monday “until March”, through the Rainbow Tours agency, also based in Spain.
In this regard, the words of Rolando Marichal Pineda, director of the state-owned Cubanacán in Matanzas, reported by the official press, show the Government’s desire to encourage a sector that, after the pandemic, has not raised its head:
“The largest pole of sun and beach in the Caribbean nation continues as an essential destination, to which are added the visits of familiarization groups from the Rainbow tour operator in search of options that guarantee a greater arrival of European visitors to the largest of the Antilles.”
The plane with which President Miguel Díaz-Canel has made his last official international trips belongs to that company, due to the lack of Cubana de Aviación aircraft.
The official also said he hopes that, with this new route “and the monitoring of the activities of the Polish airline Lot Polish,” visitors from Poland will increase “and operations will be expanded like the previous year, now with its flights where all clients are from Rainbow Tours”.
With this flight, Plus Ultra increasingly consolidates its commercial ties with the Island. The plane with which President Miguel Díaz-Canel made his last official international trips belongs to that company, given the lack of Cubana de Aviación aircraft.
The airline, embroiled in controversy for having been rescued by the Spanish Government despite having hardly any passengers and reporting losses since 2015, is recovering strongly after complaints were filed for alleged irregularities in the loan granted by the SEPI (Sociedad State of Industrial Participations).
After launching a new website and a renewed mobile app, it has just announced a promotion of flights between Spain and Latin America (Colombia, Peru and Venezuela) at half price, both in business and economy class and with suitcases included.