Caribbean Airlines has announced the expansion of its cargo network to/from Cuba which took effect at the end of June.
According to the company, through a partnership with General Handling Agent – Aerovaradero, the airline will offer air cargo services twice weekly into Havana on Tuesday and Saturday on its scheduled passenger flights.
The handling agent in Cuba will be responsible for the distribution of 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 belly hold of the aircraft.
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.
Commenting on the launch, the airline’s General Manager for cargo, Marklan Moseley, said “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”.