Direct Russia-Cuba flights launch this month
Xinhua | 2013-10-9 13:03:54
Russian carrier Orenair will launch direct flights between Russia and
the famed beach resort of Varadero in Cuba on October 25, Cubanacan
Travel Agency said Tuesday.
Velio Barrero, commercial director of the agency, said tour operator
Pegas Turistik will organize a biweekly flight of a 364-seat Boeing 777
to bring Russian vacationers to Cuba’s shores.
The flight will include 30 travel agents on its maiden voyage to
familiarize its operation with Cuba’s tourism industry and tourist
The Russian market is one of Cuba’s major sources of international
visitors. Varadero in Matanzas province is the country’s largest seaside
resort, about 140 kilometers east of Havana, with 51 hotels housing more
than 20,000 rooms.
In 2012, travel website TripAdvisor ranked Varadero No.10 among the top
25 beach destinations across the world.
Source: “Direct Russia-Cuba flights launch this month – WORLD –
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