Italian airline connects Havana and Verona for the first time

Posted: 29-Dec-15 17:27

Linking the two cities for the first time via direct flights, the Italian airline, Meridiana has recently launched new weekly flights to Havana from Verona, starting last 21st December 2015. According to Cuba's Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) the new operation is part of a codeshare agreement with Blue Panorama (another Italian airline) and its full route is Havana-Verona-Cancun.

Italian airline connects Havana and Verona for the first time

Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism recently confirmed the launch of a new weekly flight directly linking a new European destination to Cuba, in this case the Italian city of Verona to the Cuban capital of Havana.

Who’s behind it? Italian airline Meridiana is operating the new flights, adding to their existing routes to the island, where they also operate three additional charter flights including the newly launched Milan-Varadero-Santa Clara route which took off on 20th December 2015 for the first time.

As part of the official press release it was also unveiled that the new flights are part of a new Verona-Havana-Cancun set up as a codeshare agreement with another Italian airline, Blue Panorama. The first of these flights launched on 21st December 2015 and will continue operating weekly for the foreseeable future.

Similarly, starting 22nd December, Meridiana also launched the route Milan-Roma-Havana-Roma-Milan with yet another weekly frequency.

Speaking about these latest developments in the airline industry which respond to increasing demand for Cuba holidays among European tourists, a statement from MINTUR read:

“Our destination will show Italian visitors its safety, culture, history and the rich nature we possess.”

For these new operations to Cuba, Meridiana will use B767-300 aircraft with capacity for up to 271 passengers while the last two flights mentioned will be for the MSC Opera cruise.

Just last week we announced that Virgin Atlantic had confirmed plans to add a third weekly frequency to its scheduled direct flights to Cuba from the UK, further proof that the island is the hottest thing for many European travellers now eyeing it up as 2016’s must-see tropical gem.


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