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Looking for flights on Cubana IL-96

Old Jan 25, 2023, 1:12 pm
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Looking for flights on Cubana IL-96

I've been looking to fly on an IL-96 and it seems Cubana is the only way to do that. Any idea if these are still flying? They seem to be scheduled on some flights to MAD, but then get switched to A340s operated by Plus Ultra before takeoff. Searching the tail numbers does not yield any results.

Destination is irrelevant, just looking to know if anyone knows where these planes are flying--I will go wherever the IL-96 takes me.

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Old Jan 26, 2023, 10:36 am
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All grounded due to anti-Putin sanctions it seems.

https://simpleflying.com/how-to-fly-...'s%20fleet.
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Old Jan 26, 2023, 8:17 pm
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Originally Posted by malagajohn
All grounded due to anti-Putin sanctions it seems.

https://simpleflying.com/how-to-fly-...'s%20fleet.
Good to know--thanks!
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Old Jan 10, 2024, 1:31 am
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Piling onto this thread as it's a similar question.
Wondering if any of Cubana's IL-96's are still flying and which routes.
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Old Jan 16, 2024, 10:53 am
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Cubana's Ilyushin Il-96-300s are flying on its main routes to Madrid and Buenos Aires. The planes are leased from PlusUltra, a Spanish company, as Airbus A340-300s.
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Old Jan 25, 2024, 7:28 pm
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Originally Posted by FareBarber
Cubana's Ilyushin Il-96-300s are flying on its main routes to Madrid and Buenos Aires. The planes are leased from PlusUltra, a Spanish company, as Airbus A340-300s.
Am a little confused now, so it's the IL-96's or the A340's plying the route these days ?
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Old Jan 26, 2024, 1:26 pm
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Plus Ultra only have A330s and A340s in their fleet.
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Old Jan 26, 2024, 1:46 pm
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i understand that Il -96S havent flown since the pandemic , due to shortage of spare parts.

The Cubana La Habana - Buenos Aires service was a wet lease from Plus Ultra all last year- I havent heard of any changes
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Old Mar 6, 2024, 12:41 pm
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One of the IL-96s CU-T1250 recently flew back from Russia to Havana after undergoing an overhaul. It might therefore come back into service; prior to the Plus Ultra A340 wet lease it was used for flights to Madrid and Buenos Airies with the return via Cayo Coco. I believe the Madrid flights are currently via Santiago de Cuba on one of the legs.

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