Holguin, Cuba, 23 Nov (Prensa Latina) The Frank Pais International Airport, in this eastern Cuban province, is reporting a gradual rise in commercial operations as a result of tourists’ acceptance for this destination, one of the most important in the country.
A little more than 20 days after the reopening of the air terminal, the companies Air Transat, Sunrise Airways, Viva Aerobus and Bahamas Air connected Canada, Haiti, Mexico and the Bahamas, respectively, with the city of Holguin, some 700 kilometers east of Havana.
Yoel Hechavarria, general coordinator of Frank Pais Airport, told Prensa Latina that so far, some 17 aircrafts with over 1,400 passengers have arrived in Holguin.
That way, the airport’s executives expect to retake, little by little, the usual movement of these months of the year, when they used to handle an average of 75 weekly flights, with almost 2,000 passengers per day.
In December, the German Condor airline is expected to start operations, and has announced a weekly frequency starting on November 20th.
Meanwhile, other Canadian companies are expected to join later for the current winter season, including Air Canada, and then WestJet and Sunwing.
Hechavarria highlighted the compliance with the sanitary protocols in each one of the areas of the facility, as well as the taking of samples for PCR to all travelers arriving in Cuba, actions that show the government’s interest in guaranteeing safety in the airport’s activity.
Precisely, one of those guarantees is offered by the Molecular Biology Laboratory, recently inaugurated, where over 4,700 samples from the provinces of Holguin, Guantanamo and Las Tunas have been processed since it opened on November 3.
On that same day, the International Terminal of Holguin resumed operations, after seven months of commercial closure due to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which caused the Covid-19 pandemic.