Assisted by the inaugural crew on the Plus Ultra service launch between Barcelona and Havana were: Lourdes Pajon, Commercial Director Cubana de Aviacion; Julio Martínez, EVP Plus Ultra; and Antonio Lara Rueda, Executive Deputy Director, Barcelona Airport.
- Plus Ultra launched a weekly (Saturdays) operation from Barcelona (BCN) to Havana (HAV) on 1 July. The 7,899-kilometre sector will be flown by the airline’s A340-300 fleet and faces no direct competition. Barcelona becomes the 15th European airport (and second in Spain) to have direct air links with the Cuban capital. Madrid has direct flights to Havana with Air Europa, Cubana, Evelop Airlines and Iberia according to OAG schedule data for this week. Between them these four carriers offer a total of 19 weekly flights, more than from any other European city.