Cubana to resume domestic operations

Cuba´s national airline Cubana has announced that it plans to resume certain domestic operations, following a five-month period of being grounded, the company said.

The national airline will begin to resume operations with two weekly flights from Havana to Guantanamo, two to Baracoa and one to Camaguey operating an ATR 72-500 that is wet leased from Solenta, a South African carrier.

All flights will be operated with an ATR 72-500 wet leased from South African carrier Solenta.

Cuba´s flag carrier was grounded in May by the Cuban Civil Aviation Authority IACC after a number of incidents and numerous flight cancellations. The airline said a lack of access to spare parts prevented it from making repairs locally.

Following a crash on a Global-Air operated Boeing 737-200 that took off from Havana, Cubana stopped wet-leased domestic flying and returned the other aircraft to Avion Express and Blue Panorama.