HAVANA, April 28th Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to resume flights between London and Cuba’s capital Havana.The carrier confirmed the route resumption via its Facebook and Twitter pages, posting the following message:
“After what feels like forever, we’re thrilled to be restarting flights to Havana on the 1st of November.
“Discover the heart of the Cuban capital’s culture and plan your next trip with us today.”
In fact, a search of the virginatlantic.com website shows the first flight as operating on Sunday, October 30, 2022, with the route operating on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
Flight VS147 will depart Heathrow at 1205, arriving in Havana at 1820, with the return leg VS148 leaving the Cuban city at 1950, landing back in London at 0930 the following day.
The route will be operated by Virgin’s B787 Dreamliner aircraft, which means business class customers will not experience the carrier’s newest Upper-Class suite, which launched on the carrier’s A350 aircraft in 2019.
Virgin Atlantic first launched flights to Havana in 2005 and is currently the only carrier offering direct, nonstop flights between the UK and the Cuban capital.