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Air China to Resume Havana Service in May

The airline is making a return to Cuba for the first time in four years.

An Air China Boeing 787-9 in Los Angeles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Air China is planning the resumption of service to Cuba with the opening of reservations for a new route from Beijing Capital Airport to Havana with a stopover in Madrid (MAD).

According to Aeroroutes, flights will begin on May 17, 2024, and operate twice weekly using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The initial schedule features flights on Tuesdays and Fridays, moving to Tuesdays and Saturdays starting on June 11, 2024. Flights are currently bookable until Sept. 28, 2024.

This marks a return to Havana for Air China, which previously served the route via Montreal until 2020, cutting the market due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline has been increasing flights to Latin America in recent months with the return of flights to Sao Paulo (GRU).

Starting in May, the carrier will have up to 11 weekly flights to Madrid, which includes both the Havana and Sao Paulo stopover flights.

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