After seven months of inactivity imposed by Covid-19, a flight from Mexico will reopen operations today at the Juan Gualberto Gómez international airport in Varadero, the second most important in the Greater Antilles.
The ship belongs to Viva Aerobus and will link the Mexican capital with the Matanzas airfield, said Kirenia Echeverría, chief operations specialist at the air terminal, founded on September 25th, 1989.
Echeverría confirmed that Juan Gualberto Gómez is certified and ready to receive international travelers, as will happen tomorrow, the 25th, when a flight from England arrives with the first tourists who will enjoy Varadero, Cuba’s main sun and beach destination.
She mentioned that by the end of the month another arrival, that of the Condor line, from Germany, at the same time that he expressed interest in itineraries for the Azur Air lines, from Russia, and LOT, from Poland.
The airport reopens in this new normal with a momentous change in the way it manages its services. Upon arrival at the aerodrome, one hundred percent of the crew and travelers must undergo the Covid-19 discard test, as long as they are going to stay for more than 24 hours in Matanzas premises.
The questioning of the crew, the recording of the temperature with a scanner and digital thermometry, the isolation of the suspects in the premises for such purposes, among others, are measures that are maintained in a terminal where prevention was also reinforced to protect health of the personnel of the 36 organizations that converge there, which were trained.
With about 114 flights a week in times of total normality, at the time of its closure in March, as a result of COVID-19, the airport registered a growth in the movement of passengers higher than what happened in the same stage of the year preceding.
Considered the gateway to Varadero, more than 70 percent of travelers who visit the prestigious destination arrive and depart through this aerodrome and others who stay in attractive places in the province of Matanzas such as its capital city, declared in 2018 as a Tourist Destination , and Zapata Swamp, ideal for leisure activities linked to nature.