Dutch airline KLM is launching flights to Cuba from the end of this month as part of an expansion of the operator in the Caribbean, it has been revealed.
From October 31st, KLM will offer direct flights from Amsterdam to Havana three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The flights to Havana will be made on 285-seat MD 11 aircrafts, meaning KLM joins Air-France, Iberia, Air-Europe, American Airlines and 14 other international companies in providing flights to the country.
Official figures show that Holland is the ninth-largest source of visitors to Cuba, with more than 24,000 Dutch holidaymakers travelling there so far this year.
“These flights will help to increase visitor arrivals from Scandinavia, Russia, other Eastern European countries, Germany, UK and Holland,” Cuba Headlines reports the Ministry of Tourism of Cuba as saying.
It follows news that Houston has been added to the cities in the US that now offer charter flights to Cuba, with a service expected to begin from Bush Intercontinental Airport before the end of the year.