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The Spanish airline Plus Ultra will connect from July to Havana and Barcelona

The Spanish airline Plus Ultra will become, from July on, the first to link Havana directly with Barcelona, ​​a route that will be presented tomorrow in the Cuban capital, Efe sources told Efe.

Havana, June 24 (EFE) .- The Spanish airline Plus Ultra will become, from July on, the first to link Havana directly with Barcelona, ​​a route that will be presented tomorrow Plus Ultra will travel to Havana in code-sharing with the Cuban state-owned Aviation and has planned the flight.

Inaugural of the new route for next July 1, when an aircraft will depart from the Ciudad Condal that will carry out the reverse route the next day.

The route will be presented in a Act this Sunday in Havana which is expected to attend the Cuban government authorities and diplomatic representatives of Spain, as well as the vice president of Plus Ultra, Julio Martinez Sola, and business leaders in the tourism and aeronautics sectors of the island.

The Spanish company, which obtained its AOC certificate in July 2015, has been betting since its launch by the connections with Latin America, and currently operates, among others, routes from Spain to Lima and Santiago de Chile, to which is now added La Havana.

Latin American connections are made with a fleet of Airbus A340-300 aircraft.

According to data released in 2016, since July 2015 the airline, founded by the former Owner and president of Air Madrid, Fernando González, has transported 159,000 passengers in its regular operation and charter, with a current staff of almost 300 people.

The company Will be the fourth Spanish airline to fly to Cuba, a destination that already operates with regular routes Iberia, Air Europa and Evelop -perteneciente to travel Barceló-.

Cuba has experimented in the Last years a tourist boom that translated into a record in 2016, when the island recorded for the first time in its history the number of 4 million foreign visitors.

By 2017, the country

So far this year, according to data from the Cuban Ministry of Tourism, the arrival of Spaniards increased by 10%. Renewed interest in the island was triggered by the resumption of relations between the United States and Cuba announced in December 2014, which, among other advances, allowed one year ago the Restoration of commercial flights between the two countries, suspended for almost five decades.

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