Flights to Cuba booked up during visit there by pope

Cuba can be thankful for one more blessing to its economy, and that is the visit of the pope.

Within the past week the news of his arrival to the country has sold out all flight from San José to Havana from March 26-29.

A representative from Cubana Airlines said that people have been calling non-stop to try and book flights to the small island in order to get a chance to see Pope Benedict XVI. The airline offers one flight a day from San José that leaves at 10 a.m. A return flight from Cuba arrives at 4:45 p.m.

The roundtrip ticket average price for those now black-out dates is $390. Those interested in flying to see the pope can still get tickets a few days before his visit, an airline spokesperson said.

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