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Italian company Meridiana connects Verona to Havana
The Italian airline Meridiana began on Monday its flights to Cuba to connect the cities of Havana and Verona, in code shared with Blue Panorama, officials reported yesterday the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) quoted by official media.
According to sources, the linear operation Verona-Havana-Cancun will have a weekly “to respond to the growing interest in the attractions of the island in the environmental, cultural and historical background.”
In its links with Cuban territory, Meridiana includes three charter flights, including Milan-Varadero-Santa Clara, also once a week, started Sunday in code shared with Blue Panorama.
MINTUR reported that the company plans to start travel Milan-Rome-Havana-Rome-Milan and the Milan-Rome-Havana-Rome-Milan from today December 22, on a weekly basis.
To ensure the transportation the B767-300 will be used with capacity for 272 passengers and the latter two flights will be for MSC Opera cruise, the report said.
From these operations, the Italian visitors can connect with Cuba not only from Rome and Milan, but also from Verona, which will contribute to the promotion of tourist arrivals from that European country.
Official data show that from January to September 2015 the arrival of Italians to the island grew 17.5% , compared to the same period of last year.
The most recent International Tourism Fair in Cuba, held in May 2015, was devoted to Italy; this fact has contributed, as assessed his ministry, to promote interest in tourism the island offers.