Caribbean Airlines (CAL) announced today that it has added Cuba to its regional cargo network.
CAL said cargo will be ferried to Havana, twice-weekly, on Tuesday and Saturday on its scheduled passenger flights.
The airline will be partnering with General Handling Agent – Aerovaradero, to distribute the cargo upon request to the respective Provinces and Districts of Cuba.
“Customers will have the option to transport general cargo, pharmaceuticals, live animals and perishable goods in the bellyhold of the aircraft,” CAL said.
“In addition to moving shipments between Cuba and Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, cargo connectivity will also be available via the airline’s Port-of-Spain hub to the wider Caribbean, including Guyana, Jamaica, and Barbados and several other destinations.”
Commenting on the launch, Marklan Moseley, General Manager Cargo and New Business Development stated: “‘Caribbean Airlines Cargo has supported the movement of goods between Cuba, Guyana and Trinidad via charter flights in the last couple of years. However, this expansion to offer full cargo services via our passenger flights, is a welcome and exciting development. It will improve connectivity and increase opportunities for trade and the seamless movement of cargo between Cuba, and the region”.
CAL thanked the National Export Facilitation Organisation of Trinidad & Tobago, exporTT, for assisting with the start-up of its operations in Cuba, which is effective from June 30.
CAL also recently relaunched its cargo operations to Suriname and Curacao with twice-weekly flights on both routes.