Canada Gets Domestic Cuba Flights

Cuba is a major tourist destination for Canadians.

HAVANA TIMES, Jan 16 —Canadian airlines will be granted access to fly between multiple domestic locations within Cuba announced The Canadian Press on Friday.

Canada provides Cuba with over 40 percent of its overall tourists.

While ordinary US citizens continue to be forbidden by their government from visiting Cuba, Canadians continue to arrive in droves attracted by Cuba’s many beach resorts, recreational and cultural offerings.

Cuban tourism authorities recorded over 900,000 Canadian visitors in 2009, a record amount.

Under the new agreement, “four Canadian charter airlines will be permitted to fly between multiple locations after landing in Cuba. That means winter sun seekers to Cuba would be able to fly on Canadian air carriers to more than one destination within the country, presumably on a single vacation,” adds The Canadian Press.

Cuba’s ambassador to Canada, De JesDus Vicente Sotolongo, told The Press that the measure would apply to four Canadian charter airlines that currently run tours to Cuba: Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet and Canjet Airlines.