Today the Spanish Iberia (Iberia) declared that since June 1 will renew flights to Havana. Flights to Cuba were stopped by airline two years ago. The decision on renewal of flights to Havana was accepted after Cuba and the USA restored diplomatic relations, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain Jose Manuel Garcia-Margalyo (Manuel Garcia-Margallo) visited the island with official visit in November of last year.
Flights on a route Madrid-Havana will be carried out five times a week: on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. New flight will start to compete to Air Europa, the unique Spanish company which offers direct flights to Cuba from Spain.
In 2012 Iberia declared route closing to Havana because of the compelled reduction of expenses and need to concentrate on other, more profitable flights.
Nevertheless, the airline declares now that its new structure of expenses reached after long process of restructuring, allows to carry out business expansion.
Except flights to Cuba, Iberia plans to open 13 more new routes this year. Flights will be carried out to Florence, Hamburg, Catania, Palermo, Budapest and Funchal. To Edinburgh, Manchester, Naples, Gatvik and Verona will start to fly Iberia Express subsidiary.