Cuba to purchase three TU-204 Russian airplanes
www.chinaview.cn 2007-05-15 09:27:46
HAVANA, May 14 (Xinhua) — Cuba will buy three more passenger
airplanes from Russia to renew its aircraft fleet, Cuban aviation
officials said Monday.
Cuba has already bought three Russian IL 96-300 passenger airplanes
and now it will purchase three TU-204 passenger airplanes to add to its
fleet, Cuba's state news agency Prensa Latina reported.
Cuban Aviation President Arturo Bada was quoted as saying that the
planes will be used mainly in the flights foreseen by the Bolivian
Alternative for the Americas (Alba) framework promoted by Havana and
The Cuban government increased its aircraft fleet in 2006 by
purchasing from Russia two ATR-72 passenger airplanes and one IIushing
96-300, Cuba's Civilian Aeronautics Institute said.
At the beginning of 2007 Cuba announced plans to amplify airports
in the country and purchase technology for the aeronautics sector.
The investments in Cuba's Civilian Aviation System in the past
decade will increase by at least 50 percent the number of travelers
passing through Cuba's airports, the report said.