First flights of US private flying clubs reach Cuba
The first fourteen flights of private flying clubs in the United States reached the western Cuban province of Matanzas, as the beginning of a collaborative program between aeronautical associations of the two countries after the restoration of bilateral relations.
In the Juan Gualberto Gómez de Matanzas International Airport (about 95 kilometers east of Havana), the 28 passengers were greeted with "traditional music" and "gastronomic passport" with cultural events and restaurants, according to a report on Cuban state television.
The arrival comes after "months of intense days of maintenance of terminal" and "Cuban staff training".
According visitors this is "one more chance" that Cuba has to "show its attractive" to the world and a way to attract tourism.
The past 28 and 29 September, government representatives from Cuba and the United States gathered in Havana for the first time, for talks on the future normalization of commercial air services between the two countries.