The British airline Virgin Atlantic will increase its services to the largest of the West Indies with the addition of a third weekly flight on the London-Havana route in the winter season 2020-2021.
We are pleased to offer more capacity for customers who transport goods to and from Havana,”said Dominic Kennedy, manager of Virgin Atlantic, according to the website Excelencias Cuba.
In spite of the North American restrictions during the last months, with the sole purpose of intensifying the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, departing from the damage to tourism, a key sector of the Cuban economy, the European nations bet on the Caribbean island as a safe market.
In this respect, at the end of 2019 the United Kingdom consolidated itself as one of the 10 largest providers of visitors to Cuba, with the arrival of 123,553 British, reports the National Statistics Office (ONEI).
A statement from the airline itself explains that flights between the London airport and the Cuban capital will be on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Virgin Atlantic is one of the airlines of Richard Branson, owner of Virgin Group and it operates transcontinental flights from London to North America, the Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia.