CATS opens in Cuba
WILLEMSTAD, HAVANA - On Tuesday, January 12th 2016 marks a day in the history of private aviation. CATS, a company consisting of ‘yu di korsou’, signed to open its sister branches in Cuba for all General Aviation, becoming the first company in the world to start operating as a designated Business Aviation Handling Agency (BAHA) in Cuba. The first BAHA will open at the José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba. CATS will provide full service handling, VIP service, fuel, concierge, permit coordination and much more.
CATS is a well-established local company with 32 years of experience that played a pioneering role in the private aviation industry in Curacao. Owner and CEO, Soenita Oedjaghir steered the team of young professionals and long-time agents towards developing a stronger brand and prepared them for their future potential. In 2013, shareholders Msc. Ir. Vishal Oedjaghir, Krishna Doll-Oedjaghir and financial manager MBA Kyle Doll joined and the company commenced a transition towards expansion. After local rejection of investment efforts, CATS took a different approach and spread its roots internationally, becoming a multinational and the first company in the world to soon open BAHAs in Cuba. Chairman and advisor, Captain Ronald Gibbs foresees great collaboration between the companies in both Curaçao and Cuba. He states that the growth of the company is due to strong collaboration between long-time experienced team members and young professionals who bring new knowledge and energy.
CATS shareholders wish to emphasize that all this would not have been possible without the hard work, support, trust and loyalty of their team in Curaçao. CATS would like to take this opportunity to thank its team in Curaçao, consisting of Viandhar Oedjaghir, Osty Moreno, Sherman Libiee, Shermaline Job, Jurgen Celestijn, Jonayly Hooi, Shudairi Rojer, Raylyn Cijntje, Gloria Naomi Apostel and Brigitte Tremus.
The CATS team will continue to strive and work on its part to help grow the private aviation industry in Curaçao, while spreading its well trusted brand internationally and putting Curaçao and Cuba on the world map of private aviation.