Published On: Thu, Nov 8th, 2012

Moscow and La Habana analyzed to create a joint airline

LA HAVANA – The governments of Cuba and Russia are studying to create an airline based in Havana to "simplify air communication between Russia and other countries in Latin America," the official channel of Russia said today.

Deputy Transport Minister of Russia Sergey Aristov, reported the plan after the meeting of the working group of the Russian-Cuban intergovernmental commission for cooperation in trade, economic, scientific and technical. Moscow and Havana signed a cooperation program until 2020.

"It's a kind of road map in the area of investment, transportation, medicine, industry, agriculture, energy, finance, fisheries, customs, environment, communication, use of space for peaceful purposes, "said the chairman of the intergovernmental commission and Industry Minister Denis Manturov.

The creation of a center at the airport in Havana "will facilitate not only the transport of passengers and goods but also provide access to other directions."

"With many countries in Latin America, with which we cooperate actively, we have no direct flights. To get to Venezuela and Nicaragua we have to make three transfers. This issue will now be considered by a working group of the intergovernmental commission," Manturov added.

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