OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE
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German airline Air Berlin began operating a new route to the Cuban capital this May 28, with the addition of two weekly flights from Düsseldorf.

The new route represents an excellent opportunity to continue strengthening ties between the Caribbean island and Germany, and confirms the European nation’s commitment to the destination of Cuba, as noted in a press release from the Cuban Ministry of Tourism.

The two weekly flights will operate on Thursdays and Saturdays.

The new route will provide the airline with additional capacity of 1,400 passengers to Cuba each week, making for a total of 4,700 passengers from Germany, between the flights operated by Condor, Air Berlin and Eurowings.

The German market is of considerable importance for Cuban tourism, which features among the top three markets for the island. In 2015, a total of 175,264 passengers arrived in Cuba from Germany, an increase of 26% over the previous year.