Direct flights from UK to Cuba to launch next month

Direct flights from UK to Cuba to launch next month

HAVANA, Apr. 18th. Two direct flights to Cuba from two UK airports will launch next month. The flights will connect Gatwick with Cayo Coco,an island just north of mainland Cuba, and Manchester with Holguín, a city to the east of the country.

The Gatwick-Cayo Coco flight is scheduled to begin operating on Sunday, May 5, while the Manchester-Holguín route will start on Friday, May 10.

A spokesperson for the Cuba tourist office said the new services will “make it easier for travellers to enjoy Cuba’s vibrant culture, beautiful beaches and rich history”.

They added: “The new air routes represent an excellent opportunity to promote tourism between the two countries.

“We are confident that this new direct travel option will be well received by travellers eager to explore the attractions that Cuba offers.

“We look forward to welcoming all travellers wishing to discover the wonders of Cuba from the UK.”

The flights will be managed commercially by tour operator Iron Travel and operationally by TripLatam.

Iron Travel has selected Spanish company Euroairlines Group to distribute its new routes. It will have access to a network of travel agencies, OTAs, aggregators and consolidators based in more than 60 countries provided by the Spanish airline.