Caribbean Airlines (CAL) announced today that it has added Cuba to its regional cargo network.
CAL said cargo will be flown to Havana twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays on its scheduled passenger flights.
The airline will partner with the general handling agent – Aerovaradero, to distribute the cargo on demand to the respective provinces and districts of Cuba.
“Customers will have the ability to carry general cargo, pharmaceuticals, live animals and perishables in the belly of the aircraft,” CAL said.
“In addition to moving shipments between Cuba and Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, cargo connectivity will also be available through the airline’s Port-of-Spain hub to the wider Caribbean, including Guyana, Jamaica and Barbados and several other destinations.”
Commenting on the launch, Marklan Moseley, General Manager of Cargo and New Business Development, said, “’Caribbean Airlines Cargo has supported the movement of cargo between Cuba, Guyana and Trinidad via charter flights for the past two years. However, this expansion to offer full cargo services via our passenger flights is a welcome and exciting development. It will improve connectivity and increase trade opportunities and the smooth flow of goods between Cuba and the region”.
CAL thanked the National Export Facilitation Organization of Trinidad and Tobago, exportTT, for its assistance in starting its operations in Cuba, which has been effective since June 30.
CAL also recently restarted cargo operations to Suriname and Curacao with twice-weekly flights on both routes.