A report published in the Cubadebate news media, adds that the local authorities are expecting flights from Canada and Russia for that season, when they are working to operate larger planes.
Although with a slight delay in the improvements of the runway, the Jardines del Rey International Airport is almost ready for the beginning of the high season of tourist operations in the Ciego de Avila pole, scheduled for November, they stressed.
The general coordinator of the terminal, Lester Guisan, explained that the paving works on the runway are essential to operate larger airplanes (more than 300 passengers) than the ones the facility receives today.
The Russian market, in particular, is interested in using this type of aircraft. What remains to be done will not prevent the arrival of airplanes of airlines that connect Cayo Coco (center of those Gardens) with the issuing countries’ capitals, they said.
Meanwhile, indispensable actions continue at the airport to provide a better service, among them improvements in air conditioning, the installation of elevators, the remodeling of stores and money exchange, and the refurbishment of the VIP lounge (very important people).
In addition, more fuel storage capacity is available and a roofed warehouse is ready for the protection of luggage and specialized equipment.
The airport facility will maintain epidemiological surveillance at the border, for which personnel continue to be trained.
This training extends to the procedures required by the airlines, the care of passengers with disabilities and the control questions provided for in the in-depth screening protocols.