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Cubana de Aviacion to reduce flights to the Caribbean due to US blockade

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Cubana de Aviacion to reduce flights to the Caribbean due to US blockadeHAVANA, Oct 23 (ACN) The Cuban aviation company announced the cancellation of flights as a result of the latest measures implemented by the United States against Cuba and assured that measures are being taken to address this situation.

The destinations that will not be covered are Mexico City, Cancun, Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Caracas (Venezuela), Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Fort-de-France (Martinique) and Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe).
Cubana de Aviacion was noticed of the closing of two contracts of aircraft leasing by companies of third countries, Arsenio Arocha, deputy director of the company, told the press.
The executive said the number of passengers affected is estimated in about 40,000 until December 31; and economic damages are valued at about 10 million in freely convertible currency up to the same date.
Although he did not disclose the companies that abandon the agreements, Cubana de Aviacion is seeking alternatives to the situation, and despite the increasing pressure from the U.S. government; it is reviewing the appropriate solutions to continue providing services.
The actions of the U.S. cause indirect damage to the image of the Cuban airline, unable to meet the commitments already agreed, Arocha stressed.
Damage to the transport sector caused by the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the White House amounted to 170 million dollars from April 2018 to March 2019, 69 million more than in the same previous period.

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