Virgin Atlantic launches new route to Cuba's biggest beach resort
The Caribbean island is home to some seriously amazing sandy white beaches
11:01, 3 APR 2017UPDATED11:45, 3 APR 2017
When you think of Cuba, it's Havana's colourful buildings and classic
1950s-esque cars that spring to mind.
However, there's so much more to the Caribbean island that makes it a
tropical paradise - and thanks to Virgin Atlantic, it's easier than ever
to go exploring.
The airline launched a new flight route on Sunday from London Gatwick to
Varadero, one of Cuba's most popular beach resorts thanks to the
pristine white sand beaches and crystal-clear blue oceans.
Virgin Atlantic expects to transport 28,000 more Brits for a holiday in
Cuba, after research conducted by the airline showed that in the last
two years, a third of UK travellers have become more interested in
checking out the island.
Not only has Cuba become an increasingly popular holiday hot spot, but
the death of Fidel Castro has also played a role in igniting interest in
It's not surprising that the resort of Varadero is topping the list for
a go-to luxurious getaway: after all, it's home to a string of
all-inclusive hotels, award-winning spas and lusciously green golf courses.
Currently, almost half of holiday makers in Cuba have been landing in
Havana and making the two-hour drive to Varadero.
Many have been spending a few days in the capital for a cultural break
before heading off to unwind on the resort's beaches.
Therefore, Virgin Atlantic is expecting a significant increase in the
number of customers who arrive and depart from different airports -
especially as they are the only UK airline to provide year-round service
to both destinations.
To celebrate the inaugural flight, Virgin Holidays has launched a new
booking service aptly named 'Cars to Cuba', so customers can ride in a
classic car just like the ones you can spot across Havana's busy
streets. The offer includes a one-hour drive in a vintage Cuban car, a
take-home voucher for salsa lessons and a hamper full of Cuban goodies.
Source: Virgin Atlantic launches new route to Cuba's biggest beach
resort - Mirror Online -