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Russia: eight commercial airliners for Cuba

Havana.-  During the recent visit of Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev to Havana,  Russia announced that agreed to sell Cuba eight commercial airliners valued at a total of about $650 million.

The planes, which it will receive within the course of this year are three 99-passenger Antonov An-158’s, three 400-passenger Ilyushin Il-96-400’s and two 210-passenger Tupolev Tu-204SM’s. Several of the aircraft will be delivered in March, June and August 2013, detailed the Itar-Tass news agency.

Medvedev’s state visit was focused on boosting trade and economic ties with the Cuban government. Both delegations confirmed their willingness to continue to deepen ties in investment, trade and tourism in the areas of health, education, science and culture.