Article ID: CBB293307758

“Un orgullo de Cuba en los cielos del mundo”. Cubana de aviación from Miami to Bagdad (1946–79) (2019)


Etienne Morales (Author)

The Journal of Transport History
Volume: 40
Issue: 1
Pages: 62-81

Publication Date: 2019
Edition Details: Special issue: Flying the history of commercial aviation in Latin America
Language: English

This article focuses on the transformation of the carrier Cubana de aviación before and after the 1959 Cuban revolution. By observing Cubana's management, labour force, equipment, international passenger and freight traffic, this article aims to outline an international history of this Latin American flag carrier. The touristic air relationships between the American continent and Spain that could be observed in the 1950s were substituted – in the 1960s and 1970s – by a web of political “líneas de la amistad” [Friendship Flights] with Prague, Santiago de Chile, East Berlin, Lima, Luanda, Managua, Tripoli and Bagdad. This three-decade period allows us to interrogate breaks and continuities in the Cuban airline travel sector and to challenge the traditional interpretations of Cuban history. This work is based on diplomatic and corporative archives from Cuba, United States, Canada, Mexico, Spain and France and the aeronautical international press.

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Authors & Contributors
Kirk, John M.
Dierikx, Marc
Espinosa, Mariola
Bouwens, A. M. C. M.
Vermeeren, Coen
Crouch, Tom D.
The Journal of Transport History
Journal of Southern History
Bulletin of Latin American Research
Sdu Uitgevers
Editions Ouest-France
Kluwer Academic
Palgrave Macmillan
Branden Books
Agenda Publishing Limited
Aviation, commercial
International relations
Business history
Business and commerce
Medicine and politics
Time Periods
20th century
20th century, late
21st century
19th century
United States
Latin America
Southern states (U.S.)
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Compañía Mexicana de Aviación
Línea Aérea Nacional
Iberia, Líneas Aéreas de España
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Pan American World Airways

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