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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, January 13, 2018.— With the presence of the Minister of Trade and Industry of Trinidad and Tobago, Paula Gopee Scoon, Cuban Ambassador, Guillermo Vazquez Moreno, and members of Caribbean Airlines’ board of directors - the company’s BW 456 flight that will link the capitals of Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago was inaugurated at the Piarco International Airport.

The official ceremony was also attended by businesspeople, the press and over a hundred tourists who decided to witness the historic moment.

During the inaugural ceremony, the CEO of Caribbean Airlines Garvin Madera, expressed noted that his company is pleased to include the island as the 20th destination in its catalog and highlighted the potential of Cuba as a tourist destination, ensuring a stable flow of passengers between Cuba and countries such as Trinidad and Tobago, Granada, Barbados and Guyana.

The new route, which began operating January 13, would have a frequency of two weekly flights, Tuesday and Saturday, with a capacity of 154 seats. Authorities from both countries highlighted the good prospects associated with this new route which will not only help to boost tourism but also trade and investment between Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago.

Meanwhile the Cuban Ambassador, speaking to the local press, noted that this step contributes to the common objective of Cuba and CARICOM member-states to improve air and sea connectivity within the region, as a foundation on which to expand knowledge and mutual cooperation, and in particular the development of multi-destination projects, as was endorsed at the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit, held December 8, 2017, in Antigua and Barbuda.

(Cubaminrex- Embacuba Trinidad & Tobago)