Caribbean Airlines expands air cargo network to Cuba

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Caribbean Airlines has expanded its air cargo network to Cuba, effective June 28.

Through a partnership with general handling agent Aerovaradero, the airline will offer air cargo services twice weekly into Havana on its scheduled passenger flights.

Customers will have the option to transport general cargo, pharmaceuticals, live animals and perishable goods in the bellyhold of the aircraft on the Tuesday and Saturday services.

From Havana, the handling agent will distribute the cargo throughout Cuba.

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, Barbados and several other destinations.

exporTT has supported Caribbean Airlines in the start-up of its Cuban operations by providing key linkages and facilitating training. With an office in Havana, exporTT provides hundreds of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) products access to the Cuban market in which Caribbean Airlines Cargo will be the primary carrier.

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.”

Caribbean Airlines Cargo recently relaunched cargo operations to Suriname and Curacao with twice-weekly flights on both routes.

Caribbean Cargo adds capacity on routes

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]