Virgin Atlantic will fly to Havana in October

Virgin Atlantic will fly to Havana in October

HAVANA, Aug. 18th As travel restrictions are eased in Europe and demand for travel continues to rebound, British airline Virgin Atlantic

has announced the return of several connections from London to Caribbean airports, including Cuba.

According to its website, as of October 1, 2021, there will be direct connections from the English capital to the “José Martí” International Airport in Havana.

According to the airline, it will increase flights to the Caribbean in response to “significant growth in customer demand” for travel to sun and beach destinations in the region. The English airline has already resumed flights between Manchester airport in the north of England and Barbados, which began on August 7.

“We are currently flying to Barbados, Antigua, Jamaica and Grenada and we hope to restart Trinidad-Tobago and Havana, Cuba in the coming months. We expect to launch new services to the Bahamas, as well as the first direct service from Europe to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in October 2021, ”said Juha Jarvinen, Virgin Atlantic’s chief commercial officer, in a company press release.

Following this, the airline will launch direct flights twice a week between London Heathrow and Nassau, The Bahamas. Jarvinen added that “as we approach winter 2021, we look forward to expanding our Caribbean portfolio from six islands to eight and we are incredibly excited to welcome customers on board flying to our destinations both old and new, leaving on vacation or travelling to visit loved ones ”.

For the upcoming winter season, the airline will also launch a seasonal service, three times a week between Manchester Airport and Montego Bay in Jamaica. Reservations for these flights will begin on August 18. In response to the growing demand for travel to Jamaica, Virgin Atlantic explained that it will also increase its weekly service from London Heathrow Airport to the island during the winter.

Starting November 20, the airline will increase flights from three times a week to daily service. On December 5, the airline will launch direct flights twice a week between Edinburgh, Scotland and Barbados.

“The start of international flights from Edinburgh marks an exciting new chapter for Virgin Atlantic and we couldn’t be happier to fly from a new home in Scotland,” added Jarvinen. Prior to this, Virgin Atlantic will add more flights to its service between Manchester and Barbados, starting October 31.

In addition, on November 20, the airline will increase air travel from London Heathrow to 11 weekly flights, instead of once a day. Given Barbados’ proximity to Saint Vincent, Tobago and Grenada, the airline has been promoting the country as a “getaway” destination while promoting its regional partnership with Caribbean Airlines.

On November 19, Virgin Atlantic will begin direct service to Saint Vincent and a month later, on December 18, it will inaugurate its flights three times a week to Saint Lucia.

“The Caribbean is such an important destination for us and for our customers and we couldn’t be more excited to announce our new routes as we continue to grow our ever-expanding portfolio,” concluded Jarvinen.