Direct flights between South Korea and Cuba for the first time
It was finally officially announced this week, and has been discussed since last May. Direct connections between South Korea and Cuba via charter flights for the first time. Currently the island has no direct connection with any country in the Asian region and you always have to stop at a European airport.
According to a report by Prensa Latina, José Luis Leonardo, Vice President of the Americas of the Archipelago International hotel chain, guaranteed that the flights will be opened for tourism purposes next December. This Indonesian company was responsible for insisting on opening a preferential route for stays at its hotels in Cuba.
Airline operator Air Premia will operate 12 charter flights with one frequency per week. The route will be built for 330 passengers on a Boeing 787-9, which will fly from the Korean city of Icheon to the “José Martí” International Airport in Havana at a speed of 913 km/h.
Flights from South Korea to Cuba
From the Indonesian hotel company, they noted that travelers to Cuba will stay at two hotels they operate, the Grand Aston La Habana, a five-star facility located near the Havana Malecon, and the four-star Grand Aston Panorama. As an overnight option, you can stay at the Grand Aston Varadero, which opens on September 1 this year.
Official Leonardo promised to promote similar projects with direct flights from Japan and China if these activities are successful and there is demand. But for this they need to confirm good figures coming in December this year.
The hotel company has six hotel projects in Cuba, two of which are already open, the Grand Aston La Habana and the Grand Aston Cayo Las Brujas Beach Resort & Spa. The rest are under construction or renovation, and are open or will open in 2023.