LATAM Airlines restarted flights to Havana, Cuba, on Sunday, October 29th. The air connection had been suspended in March 2020, at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The airline’s flight departs from Lima, Peru, and is operated four times a week with Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft.
The Lima-Havana flight takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing at 9:15 am and landing at 3:45 pm (local time). The aircraft returns at 5:25 pm, arriving in the Peruvian capital at 9:40 pm (local time).
LATAM’s A319 offers 138 seats, 12 in the Premium Economy cabin and 126 in Economy. The A320, in turn, can carry 174 passengers, 162 of them in economy.
The Cuban capital has a very limited air network, with stronger connections with Caribbean countries, Mexico and Colombia. Some US airlines such as United and Southwest also operate flights to the island, known for its tourist potential.
In Europe, most flights depart from Madrid, Spain, although Air France operates regular flights with Boeing 777 widebodies.
The state-owned airline Cubana de Aviacion, on the other hand, has limited operations due to its small aircraft fleet. Recently, the carrier received back a Tupolev Tu-204 that was refurbished in Russia.