Two airlines announced the recommencement of flights to Cuba. Virgin Atlantic (United Kingdom) and the Iberostar Group’s World2Fly (Spain) will begin offering new flights to start again this September and October.
Virgin Atlantic’s flights will begin on October 1. Before the arrival of the Covid pandemic, the airline previously sold flights to Cuba. Virgin planes will depart from London to Havana in addition to other routes in the Caribbean, said Virgin’s CEO, Juha Jarvinen.
There will be two flights to Cuba each week, with expectations to increase to three flights if conditions improve.
Passengers will be able to fly to Havana, a city with most of its population vaccinated against COVID with either the Abdala or Soberana 02 vaccines. Passengers will fly in Virgin’s Boeing 787-9 aircraft, in a variety of seats from economy to first class.
According to tourism statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) in Cuba and the National Bureau of Statistics and Information (UK), Britain was one of the main tourist issuing markets in 2019. Some 123,535 British tourists traveled to Havana, Cayo Coco, Varadero, Cayo Santamaría, and Guardalavaca destinations.
Iberostar’s World2fly New Flights to Cuba
Spain’s World2Fly, of the Iberostar group, announced that its first flight to Havana will depart September 22. World2fly will offer two flights a week, from Madrid to Havana, on Wednesdays and Fridays.
World2Fly is hoping in the near future to announce more flights to other resort destinations such as Varadero.