Some airlines in Spain have announced that they are reducing flights to Cuba due to low ticket sales. Among these airlines is Iberojet, which will cease operations between the Spanish capital and Santiago in eastern Cuba.
The company opened its largest office in the Antilles in 2021. The first passage to the second most important Cuban province occurred in November of the previous year.
Iberojet’s final maneuver to Santiago will take place on September 29, according to Yosvani Guevara, official of the Spanish agency Cuba Du Like. Mr. Ibarojet officials justified the cancellation decision for “operational reasons”. Guevara said.
Other options for travelers
Passengers booked after the deadline for flights to Santiago de Cuba are booked on flights to Havana. Other users want a refund for a direct ticket to Santiago with Cubana de Aviación.
With this option, customers have the option of carrying three pieces of luggage. Business experts explained that there are reasons for the decrease in demands in the conditions of the city of Santiago to receive foreigners.
These analysts believe that Santiago does not have enough quality hotels or a comprehensive program of entertainment for tourists.
Additionally, the Iberia brand will reduce weekly flights to Havana Airport to three. However, the airline operates more than 300 flights per week to Latin American countries. These procedures will be in effect from October 28 of the current year to March 30, 2024.
One of the places to benefit from Iberia’s increased operations is the Dominican Republic. The Caribbean nation will offer 9 sailings per week in January and 10 sailings in February next year.
In June it was learned that Iberia, World2Fly, Iberojet and Air Europa were having problems selling 50% of their capacity to Cuba.