A Virgin Atlantic announcement released this week has stated that flights to Havana, Cuba are to resume from 1st October. Read on and find out more about this great piece of news!
A planned return to normality
Virgin Atlantic has published a bulletin announcing that direct flights to Havana are to resume from 1st October 2021. Although this isn't quite in time for this Summer's proposed return to normality that travellers had imagined earlier this year, it's still good news considering Cuba's ongoing positive stand in controlling Coronavirus.
"We're continually reviewing our flying programme and in response to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 restrictions, we have taken the difficult decision to delay the restart of some of our Caribbean services. One such service includes our London Heathrow – Havana route, now due to commence 1st October."
Getting to Havana in luxury with Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Havana (HAV) have long been an established and popular route for British travellers seeking the sunshine, the unmatched ambience, and the breath-taking wonders of Cuba.
The "Pearl of the Caribbean" is tipped to be international travel's "go-to" destination post-COVID-19 because of the stance the island has taken in its fight to keep infections under control.
Not only are there two vaccines currently being rolled out in Cuba alone, but a large proportion of people working in the tourism industry have been vaccinated in an attempt to keep the sector thriving.
There's no doubt at all that once flights do resume in Autumn 2021, Virgin Atlantic's stylish and elegant services won't take long to see the bookings roll back in.
Flight services to Cuba include flying Economy, with great food and inflight entertainment, Premium Economy class, which has award-winning cabins, superior level service and extra space, as well as Upper Class – a luxury experience from start to finish.
Virgin Atlantic aeroplane seats are carefully designed to help you fly in total comfort during the flight, no matter which cabin you're in.
The Economy seats are a generous width of up to 17 inches on all of the aircraft. If you need some extra legroom it's well worth upgrading to Economy Delight. The "Premium Check-in" and "Priority Boarding" are lovely perks too.
From London Heathrow to Havana in Champagne Belle
Virgin Atlantic will continue using in this route an Airbus A330-300 from their fleet. The A330-300 aircraft joined the Virgin Atlantic family in April 2011 and at 63.69 metres long with a wingspan of 60.3 metres, it's the largest of the twin-engine A330s.
Virgin Atlantic have ten of these aircraft in their fleet, all of them named!
They are known as Beauty Queen (G-VSXY), Mademoiselle Rouge (G-VKSS), Lady Love (G-VLUV), Diamond Girl (G-VGEM), Champagne Belle (G-VINE), Miss Sunshine (G-VRAY), Uptown Girl (G-VNYC), Golden Girl (G-VGBR), Miss England (G-VWAG), and Lady Stardust (G-VUFO).
More information about Virgin Atlantic cabins, seats, and aircraft specifications can be found here, but in the meantime, why not plan Autumn in paradise and fly to Havana with Virgin Atlantic this year?
Jetting off to the Caribbean island of Cuba in luxury on Champagne Belle seems like a very good idea to me!