The airline Air France-KLM projects ending the year with a 15% increase in passenger transportation, consolidating its position as the principal carrier between Cuba and Europe, Africa and Asia, reported Antoine Cros, general manager for Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
During 2014, he told the press, “More than 400,000 passengers were transported, a figure which confirms our participation in the increase seen in tourism to the island, and demonstrates the positive state of relations between the company and Cuban authorities in the leisure industry and the aeronautical sector.”
“The Cuba destination is interesting, not only because of the attractions based on its Caribbean location, but also because of its people, culture and history, which are well known among European, Asian and African tourists,” the director stated, acknowledging that current demand cannot yet be met, despite the gradual expansion of flights.
At this time, the airline offers 15 weekly flights between Havana and Europe. Cros announced that, for summer 2016, Air France, which has been established in Cuba for 17 years, is considering the addition of three supplementary flights from Paris, while KLM, whose operations began here just four years ago, will add five weekly flights.