Regular flights in the Moscow-Varadero-Moscow route will be on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays using a Boeing-777-300ER long-haul plane.
According to tour operators and experts, Aeroflot flights to this major Cuban tourist destination, located 132 km east of Havana, will be in demand among both organized and independent travelers.
Three airlines have started to carry out charter flights to Varadero since the end of this month, following the approval of seven weekly flights to that destination by the Russian regulatory agency Rosaviatsia.
According to atorus.ru, a publication of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia, Russian travel agents expect high occupancy rates on flights to Varadero in the coming months.
Speaking to the news website, Anna Podgornaya, general director of Pegas Touristik, said that the demand to Varadero is high, with an occupancy rate close to 100 percent. Since April 24, Nordwind Airlines, a partner of Pegas Touristik, started flying on the Moscow-Varadero route on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Marina Makarkova, head of the public relations department at Coral Travel, another agency that has been marketing this sun and beach destination since April 21, said that flights for May have already been booked at 97 percent.