Havana, CubaSerbian tour operators have joined forces in order for direct charter flights to begin between the Serbian and Cuban capitals. The flights could begin as early as May this year and would be operated on a seasonal summer basis. The entire project is being headed by the Cuban Embassy in Belgrade and Kontiki Travel, Serbia‘s largest tour operator.
Gilfredo Milanes Molina, the First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Belgrade, said that Serbia and Cuba are at the onset of a new era of economic cooperation. He noted that some 500 Serbian tourists spent New Year’s Eve on the island.
In 2008 there were plans for seasonal charter flights to begin between the two cities. The project was then headed by tour operator Putnik which later fell in financial difficulties and the flights were never carried out. Currently, it is proposed that the flights between Belgrade and Havana operate once every 15 days (twice per month). Cuba has become increasingly popular with tourists from Serbia that can afford to spend a little extra for their holidays. The flights could be carried out by Cuba’s national carrier Cubana de Aviación.