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French Airline Corsair Starts Flights to Havana

French Corsair Starts Flights to Havana
Friday, 9 June, 2017

Corsair aircrafts currently flies to the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean,
and West Africa

With the arrival of its first flight ever from Paris to Havana this
Thursday, June 8, the French airline Corsair, opened a new route into
the Caribbean.

Twice a week, Thursdays and Saturdays, aircrafts of Corsair will land in
Havana, with plans to expand the frequency, according to Pascal de
Izaguirre, of the firm and its tour operator TUI , a
subsidiary of the TUI group, a world leader in the sector After
arriving at terminal three of the José Martí International on
the inaugural flight, in an Airbus A330-300 with capacity for 304
passengers, the European representative said he was very happy to be
visiting Cuba again.

It is an immense pleasure to be here to open this connection between
Paris and Havana, he said in the presence of Yanet Ayala, director of
Communication of the Ministry of Tourism of the Island, and the French
ambassador to Cuba, Jean -Marie Bruno.

According to the president of Corsair, this Caribbean destination
“enjoys great potential for development, not only for tourism but also
for economic exchanges.”

Official data indicate that France stands out, together with ,
United Kingdom, Italy and , among the main European markets that
send tourists to Cuba, visited in 2016 by four million foreign travelers.

With more than 35 years of experience, Corsair currently flies to the
Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, Canada and West Africa, while transporting
one million 200 thousand passengers a year, especially with the latest
A330-300 aircraft.

TUI – based in Germany – operates internationally in nearly 180
destinations and has large tour operators, 1,600 agencies in
Europe, five European airlines, more than 300 establishments and
clubs, as well as offering a wide range of hotels and cruises.

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