Currently, Nordwind Airlines flies to Cuba. The airline operates flights from Moscow to Varadero and the Cayo Coco resort in cooperation with Pegas Touristik and other tour operators.
Since July, regular flights to Varadero have appeared in the schedule of Rossiya Airlines. From September, the carrier will increase the frequency of flights to the Cuban resort from 2 to 3 per week. In addition, once every two weeks, direct flights from Moscow to Havana and back are operated by Venezuelan airline Conviasa.
“According to our information, sales are going well with flight occupancy rates above 93%,” said Ms. Christina Leon Iznaga, Tourism Advisor at the Embassy of the Republic in Russia.
Before the start of the winter season 2023-2024, Cuba plans to hold several events on the Russian market. Participation in a tourist exhibition in Moscow and a road show in several regions of the Russian Federation are being discussed.
As tour operators report, the interest of Russian tourists in the Cuban destination is high even in summer: tourists can fly to Cuba in August for 7 days in a 5* hotel (all inclusive) from $ 2 110 for two persons.
Thanks to the launch of regular flights to Varadero, tour operators have expanded the product range for the Caribbean destination: for example, Havana + Varadero combo tours have appeared.
The tour operator Intourist launches programs that combine holidays in Cuba with Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Tour operators are also waiting for Aeroflot to resume flights to Havana.