French Airline Corsair Starts Flights to Havana
CUBAN NEWS AGENCY.
Friday, 9 June, 2017
Corsair aircrafts currently flies to the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean,
Canada 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
Twice a week, Thursdays and Saturdays, aircrafts of Corsair will land in
Havana, with plans to expand the frequency, according to Pascal de
Izaguirre, president of the firm and its tour operator TUI France, a
subsidiary of the TUI group, a world leader in the tourism sector After
arriving at terminal three of the José Martí International Airport 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 Germany,
United Kingdom, Italy and Spain, 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
TUI – based in Germany – operates internationally in nearly 180
destinations and has large tour operators, 1,600 travel agencies in
Europe, five European airlines, more than 300 hotel establishments and
clubs, as well as offering a wide range of hotels and cruises.