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Cubana de Aviación

Cubana de Aviacion
AirlineCubana de Aviación
Founded8 October 1929
Airline hub
*José Martí International Airport
Focus cities
Member loungeClub Tropical Lounge
Fleet size20 (+3 orders) incl. cargo
Company sloganPuerta de Cuba al Mundo
"Cuba's Gateway to the World"
Parent companyCorporación de la Aviación Civil S.A. (CACSA)
HeadquartersHavana, Cuba
Key peopleArturo Bada Álvarez (CEO)

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:For the Russian airline see: Kuban Airlines.

Cubana de Aviación S.A., commonly known as Cubana, is Cuba's largest airline and flag carrier. The airline was founded on 8 October 1929, and has its corporate headquarters in Havana. Its main base is at José Martí International Airport. It was a founder and is a current member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Association of Aeronautical Telecommunications (SITA) and the International Association of Latin American Air Transportation (AITAL).

Originally a subsidiary of Pan American World Airways (PANAM) and later a private company owned by Cuban investors, Cubana has been wholly owned by the Cuban government since May 1959 and celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2009. The airline has 32 international representatives and 13 offices in Cuba, and its current official name is Cubana de Aviación S.A. It was the first airline of The Americas to operate Russian aircraft.

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