Insel Air increases operations in Cuba
WILLEMSTAD - Insel Air International B.V, an airline based in Curacao, will increase its operations in Cuba since November 4.
This was confirmed in an exclusive interview to Prensa Latina by the sales manager of that company, Lisandro Cecilia, who explained that since last July, two direct Curacao-Havana weekly flights (on Mondays and Fridays) are scheduled, but that it is going to be one more arrival on the capital's international airport.
The executive said that despite the short time of operations on the Caribbean island, everything is ready to add a third weekly flight.
'Until these flights were scheduled, the route to reach Havana was through the Copa airline, via Panama', the official said.
Also, he added that Insel plans to expand its destinations and settle in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba, where a few months ago a test with charter flights was carried out with a positive outcome.
'We hope to be inserted in the flight plan from the international airport of that city soon', he said.
The airline, based in the Curacao Hato International Airport, was founded in 1993, but started to operate in 2006 with a flight to the neighboring island of Aruba. Then, the Bonaire and Las Pederast (Venezuela) routes were incorporated.
As Cecilia explained, the company currently is covering 23 destinations in 15 countries, including Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Georgetown (Guyana), Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), Paramaribo (Suriname), Bogota ( Colombia), Quito (Ecuador), Manaus (Brazil) and Miami (United States).
Insel is one of companies that confirmed its attendance to the 33rd Havana International Fair (FIHAV 2015), as part of the delegation of Curacao, a nation that will participate for the first time in the Cuban trade event that took place in 1983 for the first time.
'At the fair we want to make ourselves visible, to make contacts with tourism companies and other companies. Insel wants to grow', said Cecilia.
About 50 businessmen, representing 30 companies, are part of the mission of Curacao, which will participate in FIHAV 2015 led by the Economy Minister Stanley Palm.
Source: Prensa Latina