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New Direct UK Charter Flights to Cuba

This week I was privileged to have been invited by The Cuba Tourist Office and Iron Travel to attend an event at the Melia White House Hotel in Albury Street, London to mark the launch of two new flights planned to operate directly from the UK to Cuba in 2024.

In attendance were journalists, tour operators and key dignitaries with a vested interest in travel and tourism to Cuba.

Although there are still some hoops to jump through and red tape to be cut, it would appear that from the 5th of May 2024, there will be a programme of charter flights on an A330-343 aircraft starting on Sundays from Manchester to Holguin and then on Fridays from the 10th of May 2024 from London Gatwick to the Jardines Del Rey Airport on the island of Caya Coco.

Special rates have been negotiated for those using the charter flights with key hotel partners such as Melia, Iberostar and MGM Muthu Hotels so we can expect the prices to be attractive.

Having experienced Cuba last year I can vouch that this destination delivers a great option for year-round sunshine.

For those travelling from Manchester to Holguin on the northeastern coast of Cuba lies the enchanting town of Holguin and the picturesque resort area of Guardalavaca. Renowned for its stunning beaches, rich history, and vibrant culture, this region attracts travellers with its laid-back charm and tropical allure. Holguin is often referred to as the “City of Parks,” as it boasts verdant squares, colonial architecture, and a welcoming atmosphere. Meanwhile, Guardalavaca is a haven for sun-seekers, with pristine sands and crystalline waters perfect for swimming, snorkelling, and soaking up the Caribbean sun.

The Gatwick flight takes you to the Jardines del Rey Airport from where you can experience a choice of idyllic islands. Boasting pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and lush natural landscapes, the Cayos beckon travellers seeking a tranquil escape. Whether you’re unwinding on powdery shores, snorkelling among vibrant coral reefs, or exploring the diverse marine life, the Cayos promise an unforgettable Caribbean experience.

Another option to consider for those travelling for a longer duration is to tour the island and take in the iconic capital Havana, the charming town of Camaguey or the beaches of Varadero.

In recent times many of the larger operators have pulled out of Cuba meaning there are no direct flights from the UK. The reasons for this decision are unclear so I am looking forward to hearing confirmation in the coming days that Iron Travel together with the support of the Cuba Tourist Office has successfully got these flights on sale!

I will be watching and I will be a customer once the flights are up and running as I have so much more of Cuba I wish to discover!

For more information contact your local tour operator such as Simply Cuba or your local travel agent.

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