Virgin Atlantic will start direct flights to Varadero in 2017

Posted: 13-Jun-16 16:36

Travellers will soon be able to fly directly from London to Varadero, giving tourists easy access to the area's world-class resorts and impressive beaches. Virgin Atlantic just announced the addition of the Cuban destination, soon to compliment the company's existing twice-a-week leisure flights to Havana.

Virgin Atlantic will start direct flights to Varadero in 2017

A holiday to Varadero just got easier with the announced inclusion of direct leisure flights from London to the beach resort starting next spring. Virgin Atlantic recently detailed the route as part of an online company blog, explaining that flights from London Gatwick to Varadero will commence in April 2017. In addition, the company also plans to include more flights to other world destinations during peak travel times.

Virgin Atlantic blog co-editor Dave Gunner describes Varadero as a destination of white powdery sand, often regarded as home to one of the world’s best beaches. The new flights will increase leisure airline service to the country, as Virgin Atlantic already supports twice-a-week flights landing in Havana. The company promotes the new addition will allow travellers direct access to Cuba’s best beaches and most famous sites.

Erik Varwijk, Executive Vice President, Commercial for Virgin Atlantic, explains:

“Cuba has proven an increasingly popular holiday destination, so it’s great that we are able to open up the island to more of our customers with our new route between London Gatwick and Varadero. For customers outside of the London area, more seasonal services from Belfast, Glasgow and Manchester too will make it even more convenient for them to visit the Caribbean and Florida.”

Along with adding year-round, weekly service to Varadero in 2017, Virgin Atlantic plans to expand its London Gatwick to Las Vegas service with another two weekly flights in April and May 2017. Additionally, in April the airline will fly a total of nine weekly flights from London Gatwick to Barbados.

For four weeks during June and July 2017, the airline will double its Belfast to Orlando service, resulting in two weekly flights, while also increasing to four weekly flights between Glasgow and Orlando during the same time period. Other expanded service includes two weekly flights from Manchester to Barbados, progressing to three weekly flights between late July and late August during the traditional school holiday. Manchester to Orlando service will increase by one more weekly flight during the same time, for a total of 14 each week.

The direct London to Varadero flights are set to launch on 2 April, giving travellers to Cuba another easy option in visiting the country.


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