The Canadian airline Swoop will land for the first time at Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport, in Varadero beach resort, on January 11, which will increase the capacity for the arrival of visitors from that nation.
The flight will depart from the city of Toronto and will have the Havanatur S.A. travel agency as a counterpart in order to reaffirm Canada as the main issuer of tourists to the Matanzas tourist hub, according to a report by Prensa Latina (PL) news agency.
With Swoop’s operations, the number of foreign airlines with itineraries to the main Cuban sun and beach destination will reach 16 after the recent incorporation of the Italian company Neos.
At present, the Sunwing airline, also from Canada, leads this presence due to a greater frequency of flights with tourists to the beach resort.
With the arrival of Swoop, tourism in the province will be strengthened during the current peak season, which began last November and ends in April.
According to the island’s tourism authorities, they hope to receive 3.5 million foreign visitors during 2023, and in this plan, the capacities set up in Varadero are essential, which, as in the entire country, are recovering from the negative impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result of the reopening of borders and the favorable health indicators achieved in Cuba, several airlines have resumed their routes to various destinations in the country, especially the most important tourist hubs.
At the end of last December, the Transat Air company, also from Canada, resumed with two weekly flights the itinerary joining the city of Montreal with Havana, canceled during the last three years.
With this decision, the airline expanded its operations in Cuban territory, since it also has flights to Varadero, the tourist hub of Cayo Coco and the cities of Santa Clara, Camagüey and Holguín.
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