First Beijing-Havana direct flight on December 27
Next December 27 at 8:15 Cuba time, the first Air China direct flight from Beijing will arrive in Havana, the Cuban Tourism Ministry announced.
The first flight will bring 300 passengers on board and will be aimed at opening a route to increase the visits of Chinese tourists to the island.
A Boeing 777 of Air China will connect Beijing and Havana three times a week, with stop-over in Montreal, Canada.
Between January and September this year, over 20 thousand Chinese tourists traveled to Cuba, according to the island´s National Statistics Office.