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XL Airways France launches flights to Cuba

  • 21-Dec-10 17:08
  • Cuba
  • AIN CubaWeb

Travellers will now be able to book flights for their Cuba holidays as a new route between Cuba and France was launched on Wednesday 15th December 2010 b XL Airways France, providing a direct connection for French travellers.

XL Airways France launches flights to Cuba

French travellers will now be able to enjoy a direct connection for their Cuba holidays as XL Airways France launched its first flight to the Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport in Varadero, last Wednesday 15th December, 2010.

The flights to Cuba will enable French travellers to visit and increase tourism within the beautiful Caribbean region. The flights will be operated by the airline with a 364-seat Airbus A330-200.

XL Airways France will be providing the direct route for Cuba holidays until late April 2011 and the flights will depart the Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris, with a brief stop at San Salvador in Bahamas and then on to Varadero in the Matanzas province of Cuba.

Tour operators selling the new route for holidays in Cuba include Evolution Voyages (Crystal) and Havanatur Paris, will have 160 seats available for booking each week during the popular winter holiday season.

Cuba has seen the arrival of 64,749 travellers from France arrive on the island up until the month of October this year, making it the sixth most important outbound market for the Caribbean destination.

The increase in visitor arrivals will be a welcome boost in tourism for Cuba, a destination which, unlike the rest of the Caribbean, misses out on the America visitors because of the ongoing travel embargo which was established nearly 50 years.

XL Airways France is an airline based at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris. Originally formed as Star Airlines in 1995, the XL Leisure Group took the airline over in 2006, but in 2008 the group went into administration and the Straumur-Budaras Investment Bank acquired both XL Airways France and XL Airways Germany on 12th September 2008.

The airline operates flights to approximately 52 destinations across Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

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