Cubana de Aviacion

Airline info

  • Address: Ave Van Troi Y Final, Aeropuerto Inter Jose Martin, Terminal 1, 10400, Havana , Cuba
  • Contact number: +53 7 861 5849 / +53 7 266 4732
  • Website:
  • IATA code/ICAO code: CU / CUB

On-time performance and safety record

  • On time performance (2022): No info available
  • Average age of fleet (2023): 13.3 years
  • Major accidents in last 10 years: 0
  • Accidents with fatalities: 0
  • Airlineratings** safety rating: 3/7
  • Covid-19 safety*** rating: No info available
** AIRLINERATINGS SAFETY RATING is based on a comprehensive analysis of crash and pilot related serious incident data combined with audits from the world’s aviation governing body ICAO and leading association, IATA, along with the latest COVID-19 compliance data. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also
*** COVID-19 SAFETY RATING takes into consideration seven factors for each airline: COVID-19 website information and instructions, social distancing on boarding, Flight Attendant personal protection equipment, face masks compulsory, meal service modified, passenger sanitizer kit, deep clean of aircraft. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also

Cubana de Aviacion is one of the very few carriers outside Russia to fly a fleet almost completely made by Russian-built aircraft (Ilyushin Il-96, Tupolev Th-2’4 and Tu-158). Its network spans the Caribbean, Central and Latin America, Canada and Europe (Madrid and Paris). Flagship service to Moscow was stopped a few years ago and never resumed. It offers a basic Business Class service at Havana Josè Martì airport (dedicated check-in desks and lounge access) and onboard its Il-96 and Tu-204 (extra-legroom, enhanced catering, vanity kit but no inflight entertainment nor lie-flat seats) (Photo Wikimedia Commons / Pedro Aragao)

  • Name: Cubana de Aviacion
  • Date founded: October 8, 1029 – commenced operations in 1930
  • IATA code/ICAO code: CU / CUB
  • CEO: Arturo Bada Alvarez
  • Address: Ave Van Troi Y Final, Aeropuerto Inter Jose Martin, Terminal 1, 10400, Havana , Cuba
  • Contact number: +53 7 861 5849 / +53 7 266 4732
  • Website:
  • Hub: Havana
  • Focus cities: Santiago, Varadero, Holguin
  • Airline alliance: None
  • Frequent flyer programme: None
  • Fleet:

    17 aircraft

    • 4 Ilyushin Il-96-300 / 262 seats (18 Business, 244 Economy)
    • 2 Tupolev Tu-204-100 / 176 seats (12 Business, 164 Economy)
    • 2 Tupolev Tu-204-100 / Cargo
    • 6 Antonov An-158 / 99 seats
    • 3 ATR 72-500 / 66 seats
  • Type of carrier: Full-service
  • Skytrax* rating: Not rated
  • * SKYTRAX ( is the most prestigious independent rating agency in commercial aviation. Its five stars rating system regarding airline quality has become a status symbol for carriers around the world. Here is what the stars stand for:

    • - 5 STARS: Awarded to airlines achieving a very high, overall quality performance. It recognizes high standards of onboard product together with consistent and excellent standards of staff service across airport and cabin environments
    • - 4 STARS: Awarded to airlines that deliver a good overall quality performance and provide good product standards across different travel cabins
    • - 3 STARS: Awarded to airlines delivering a fair quality performance equating to the industry 'average' of acceptable product and service standards
    • - 2 STARS: Shows airlines delivering a lower total quality performance, in some instances below the industry average across many rating categories
    • - 1 STAR: Represents a poor quality of product delivered across the assessment sectors
  • Checked luggage:

    Free baggage allowance varies for almost every destination served by the airline; on flights to Madrid, 3 bags each not heavier than 32kg in Business and 2 bags each not heavier than 23kg in Economy can be checked-in for free

  • Pre-selection of seat:

    No info available

  • Priority check-in:

    Business passengers

  • Fast track at security:

    No info available

  • Access to lounge:

    Business passengers

  • Priority boarding:

    Business passengers

  • Seat pitch:
    • 54 inches (137cm) in Business, 32 inches (81cm) in Economy on the Il-96-300
  • Seat width:
    • 20 inches (51cm) in Business, 18 inches (46cm) in Economy on the Il-96-300
  • USB port and power socket:

    No info available

  • Lie-flat seat:


  • Vanity kit:

    In Business on long-haul flights

  • IFE screen width:

    No individual screens available onboard

  • Wi-fi:


  • Inflight magazine:

    Sol Y Son

  • Onboard kit for kids:


  • Food and beverages:

    Complimentary in all classes on all flights

  • Upgraded meals in Premium Economy: Not available
  • Dine on demand in Business Class: No
  • Pets:

    Not accepted in the passenger cabin


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