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New Cancun To Cuba Non Stop Flights Now Operating

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Two of the largest tourism destinations in the Caribbean are now connected. 

In a collaboration between Aeromar and Viajes Libero, non-stop flights are now operating between Cancun and 4 destinations in Cuba. It comes as no surprise as Cuba announced that they were fully reopening for tourism including the International Airport in Havana on November 15th. 

The four new non stop flights from Cancun will fly to Havana, Varadero, Santa Clara and Cayo Largo. 

cancun flight

“It is an important day for us as we have worked so hard to achieve this operation and new connection, joining two tourist poles of world importance,” said Rosanna Sangalli, director of Viajes Libero at a press conference

The new flights give world travelers another reason to visit Cancun and the Mexican Riviera. Flight connectivity during the pandemic has been expensive and difficult as cancelled flights and reduced routes have paralyzed travel in many areas. Both Mexico and Cuba are open for tourists from all countries under regular visa requirements. 

Now travelers can experience the best of two worlds. Once travelers explore the pristine beauty of Cancun and its surroundings, they can fly non stop directly to Cuba which is another top tropical paradise with vibrant latin american culture that seems to be frozen in time. 

havana cuba

New Flights Operating Between Cancun and Cuba

  • Cancun – Havana: Thursday through Sunday
  • Cancun – Varadero: Fridays
  • Cancun – Santa Clara: Saturdays
  • Cancun – Cayo Largo: Sundays starting December 3rd

Pricing is expected to be as follows:

  • Cancun to Havana from  US $139 
  • Cancun to Santa Clara from US $169
  • Cancun  to Cayo Largo from US $149

All Aeromar flights to Cuba will include two food options and drinks. Aeromar is also carrying out health protocols including new air filters onboard,  virtual check in,  protective equipment for flight attendants, social distancing and extra sanitation and cleaning between each flight. 

“We are very happy be adding international destinations with high quality and service standards,” said Commercial Director of Aeromar, Juan Ignacio Rossello.

passegner using touch screen wearing mask at airport

Aeromar’s fleet is the most modern in Mexico having only been in operation for three years. All flights to Cuba will be flown on ATR 72-600’s. 

“The ATRs, in addition to being the safest, are friendly to the environment by emitting 50% less pollutants than other aircraft,” Rossello added. 

ATR 72-600

Cancun Continues To Dominate Pandemic Tourism

Someone forgot to send the memo to Cancun that the tourism industry is supposed to be in shambles. 

Since being the first destination to reopen in the world back in June, the city has pushed flight connectivity as a top priority. 

On November 6th and 7th the Cancun International airport set new records once again with over 300 arrivals each day. 

cancun beach

With non stop flights from every major city in Canada, the United States and now select cities in Europe, there is no stopping Cancun’s growth. The lure of easy entry requirements including no testing or quarantines along with direct flights has made the destination a magnet for tourists. 

Since reopening in June until the end of October, Cancun has already seen 3.48 million passengers at the airport. 

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Denis Gagnon

Friday 20th of November 2020

Hello Kashlee i tried to book a flight but on Aeromar website they don't give the option or route for Cuba. Can you check?

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 20th of November 2020

Hi Denis - Sorry I can't offer 1-on-1 help with flights and such, but I suggest you give them a call Good luck!


Tuesday 17th of November 2020

Am I correct that all Cuba is now open for tourists? Or still Varadero and some islands?

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

Now all of Cuba has reopened (just recently, as of November 15)


Tuesday 17th of November 2020

This sounds like great news, but why would anyone travel to Cuba from Cancun when Mexico and other destinations offer no entry requirements unlike Cuba.

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

Cuba hardly has any entry requirements either! Very little compared to other nations in the Caribbean! And for now, travelers want to get the most of out their trip and easy-multi destinations are very in demand right now!


Tuesday 17th of November 2020

Can a US citizen go to Cuba through Cancun

Kashlee Kucheran

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

Hi Gary! As a Canadian, I can hardly grasp the very complicated relationship that the USA has with Cuba, so I asked my contact at the tourism board. On Cuba's end, they are happy to accept ALL nations. The issue lies with the US government and the embargo. They are the ones with all the restrictions on how American citizens can visit (like with only authorized tour companies etc) So I will have to pass on answering this straight up - as I don't have enough info to contradict your government's rules.