Cuba is a magnificent tropical nature,Havana cigars, exotic beaches, Cuban rum and colorful carnivals. And in this paradise place tourists from all over the world aspire. But from the CIS countries the way to Cuba is by no means close. Of course, it can be overcome on the water. True, this romantic journey will take a lot of time. But there is a faster and more prosaic way - this is an airplane. And then many people have a question - how much to fly to Cuba? Not so much: 13 hours - and you are on the Island of Freedom!
Since Cuba is an island nation, then on itGod himself ordered the development of air transport. And so the airports of Cuba are located in different parts of the country. There are a lot of them, but only five airports take international flights. Of the rest, only domestic flights on small planes are made. And five international air terminals are located in such places as Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Varadero, Holguin and on the island of Cayo Largo. And in them airliners of such companies as "Aeroflot", "KLM", "British Airways" and others land.
And the largest airport in Cuba is named JoseMarty is a Cuban poet and patriot. It is located in the town of Boyeros, which is located 15 kilometers from Havana. This airport is the hub for several local airlines, in addition, it accepts flights from over 25 foreign air carriers. It operates four terminals, and through them for a year passes 4 million passengers.
The first, second and fourth terminals are usedonly for domestic and regional flights. The third terminal is international. It is the largest and most modern of all. Opened it in 1988, with Fidel Castro and Jean Chretien, the Canadian prime minister, present. Here airplanes of 25 airlines fly and make landings, which fly to more than 30 countries.
Cuba's second airport is Juan Gualberto Gomez,taking international flights. It serves the province of Matanzas and a well-known resort of the island, like Varadero. The airport carries the name of a famous journalist who fought for the rights of black people on this island. This is the second busiest airport. It accepts both international and domestic flights. And through this airport of Cuba passes a quarter of all air traffic of the country. It has only one terminal, in which there are all amenities for passengers. These are shops, cafeterias, snack bars, kiosks and other amenities.
The next airport in Cuba is named after Frank Pae -a Cuban revolutionary. And it is located near the city of Holguin, the capital of the province of the same name. The main destination of Frank Pae airport is to receive tourists arriving at the resorts of Guardalakawa. There are two terminals: one small, for domestic flights, and the second - large - it accepts international flights.
Abel Santamaria is a small internationalan airport located near the town of Santa Clara, the capital of the province of Villa Clara. It bears the name of another Cuban revolutionary and serves the central part of the island, the city of Santa Clara and resorts such as Cayo Ensenacios and Cayo Santa Maria.
Fifth airport of Cuba - Jardines del Rey -located in the east of the island of Coco Cai. Until 2002, only small aircraft could land here. But in December 2002 a new airport was built here, which accepts international flights. Most tourists fly here, wishing to relax at such popular resorts as Cayo Guillermo and Cayo Coco.