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The first flight of Copa Airlines to the Cuban city of Holguin, about 774 kilometers east of Havana, took place from Panama City on Tuesday with some three and a half hours duration.
The Embraer 190 aircraft arrived at the Frank Pais International airport of the eastern city at approximately 12:56 p.m., after its first flight to what is as of June 21 the third destination of the airline in Cuba, since Copa already officially flights to Havana and the central city of Santa Clara.
As the company had announced earlier this year, the northeastern territory of the Caribbean archipelago opened its doors to the airline, with two weekly frequencies scheduled for Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Pedro Heilbron, Executive President of Copa Airlines, recently announced that the company's commitment with this new route is to contribute to the increase of the profile of Cuba as a tourist and cultural epicenter in the region, reported the Web site.
After 20 years of service to Cuba, Copa Airlines has expanded to seven daily flights its operation to Havana and since 2014 it flies four times a week to Santa Clara.  
The airline, which is part of the global airline network Star Alliance, is considered to be one of the most punctual in the region, flies to 74 destinations in 31 countries of The Americas.
Holguin province is considered the third most important tourist destination in Cuba for its important attractions, among which we find the resorts of Guardalavaca, Pesquero and Esmeralda, on the north coast of the territory.


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