Without air conditioning, this is how Cuba receives its travelers at the José Martí International Airport

Without air conditioning, this is how Cuba receives its travelers at the José Martí International Airport

HAVANA, May 17 Just when temperatures exceed 30 degrees in Cuba, and the heat becomes exasperating, the country’s main air terminal,José Martí International Airport in Havana operates without air conditioning, even with intermittent blackouts.

Thousands of passengers arrive at this point every day, a terminal that has been facing great difficulties with its air conditioning system for several days. Since May 14 and yesterday, May 15, the workers at Air Terminal No. 3 reported that they “worked tirelessly to solve the effects that have occurred in the climate system.”

The situation, of course, causes discomfort for both the institution’s staff and the travelers who visit it.

For just over 3 years, several repair actions have been carried out at this airport with “significant improvements” to the infrastructure, including the air conditioning systems, according to state media.

This increased the capacity to serve a greater number of travelers. Likewise, floors were renovated and other restoration work on the old building was carried out, however, the solution was temporary.

There are still leaks in the ceilings, which leads to an unfavorable impression for travelers.

There has also been talk of the need to expand Terminal 3, which receives international flights from Europe and other regions, which would require a million-dollar investment, but the country’s economic crisis prevents its execution.

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