Faced with surging tourist demand and a government mandate to satisfy it, Cuba’s state-controlled Cubana this year is turning to a mix of aircraft from Cold War-era allies and a smattering of Western aircraft leases to refresh its aircraft fleet. The long-standing U.S. trade embargo makes it impossible for the airline to buy aircraft with more than 10% U.S.-built components, so for now the airline and its overseers have to settle for a patchwork of less-than-ideal legacy Eastern ...
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