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TORONTO — Hola Sun Holidays has teamed up with OWG to offer new dedicated flights to Cuba on B737-400s.
OWG is a new airline looking to get off the ground with Caribbean service from Quebec. OWG is an offshoot of Nolinor Aviation, which has offered charter flights mainly to the Far North on Boeing 737s for the past 27 years.
With the new alliance, Hola Sun Holidays (and sister company Caribe Sol in Quebec) says it will be able to offer direct and dedicated flights to Cuba onboard modern B737-400 aircraft, “with excellent departure times,” says Hola Sun.
OWG will also offer online check in, seat selection and Select Class upgrades.
The Cuba-bound flights are scheduled to start Nov. 1, 2020, to destinations including Cayo Coco, Holguin, Santa Clara and Varadero. Cuba reopened to Canadian visitors on July 1, with tourism initially restricted to the cayos.
In announcing OWG last week, Nolinor Aviation said that since 2018 it had been “secretly working … to create a new airline that will position them in the tourist flight market”.
“With respect to in-flight protection standards against COVID-19, the OWG crew will benefit from the expertise developed by Nolinor Aviation during the crisis, while they continued to serve certain northern destinations by applying the highest standards in terms of health and safety,” says the company. OWG received authorization on July 6 from the Minister of Transport to provide regular international flight service.
Hola Sun says its 2020-2021 brochure will be available on its website starting in mid-July and will arrive in travel agencies by early September. See holasunholidays.ca for more details. Travel agents can also use the standard booking channels at their disposal, says Hola Sun (e.g. sirev.com or holacaribeagent.com).