Russia resumes direct flights to Cuba

From our Bureau of Apartheid Vacations for Colonial Masters

They’re baaaack. . . Russians who want to spend time in Cuba can now fly directly to the apartheid resorts of Varadero Beach. No need to get there in roundabout ways.

All flights to Cuba had been suspended since Czar Vlad’s invasion of Ukraine led most European nations to close their airspace to Russian aircraft.

No problem, no worries. Now that Cuba is a full-fledged colony, Russia apparently considers it worthwhile to find routes that skirt all of that forbidden airspace so its war-weary and winter-weary citizens can catch some sun at Cuba’s most famous apartheid beach.

Meanwhile, Czar Vlad will continue flying to Cuba –and all other places — on his pet eagle, Lyudmila.

From Granma Euro-Lite (Reuters)

Rossiya Airlines, part of Russia’s Aeroflot (AFLT.MM) group, on Saturday resumed scheduled flights to Cuba, which had been suspended since Western countries shut Russia out of their airspace in response to its invasion of Ukraine.

The first flight of what will begin as a twice-weekly service took off for the Cuban resort of Varadero from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Saturday, Aeroflot said.

Russian airlines suspended flights to Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican Republic on Feb. 28 last year, four days after the invasion, which Russia calls a “special military operation”.

The deputy prime minister for tourism, sport, culture and communications, Dmitry Chernyshenko, announced in May that regular flights to Cuba skirting the airspace of “unfriendly” countries would resume by July.

1 thought on “Russia resumes direct flights to Cuba”

  1. May their holidays be as…disappointing as possible. Russians deserve that even more than Canadians, which is saying something. Talk about total and absolute lack of remorse, shame or decency.

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