Thomson runs charter flights to four of the main airports in Cuba during both the summer and winter season – with departure from London Gatwick or Manchester:
- Cayo Santa Maria
- Varadero (Manchester).
Holquín is in the south of the island and Havana and Varadero in the north, meaning you are covered whichever part of Cuba you wish to visit.
Cayo Santa Maria is a small island just 2km long if you are looking for a break away from it all.
The best way to book a Thomson flight to Cuba is to use the online route map and flight search engine (http://www.thomson.co.uk/flights/destinations/caribbean/cuba/cuba-flights.html).
Cuba actually has 10 airports serving different parts of the island, but Thomason charter flights will get you to three of the main airports – Havana for the capital Varadero for the north and Holguín for the holiday resorts in the south.
Use Thomson’s interactive flight finder is you are flexible about dates and you can unearth a bargain flight to your chosen destination – or check how many seats are left on the flight you have chosen.
Manchester to Varadero takes you to the north of the Cuba – Varadero is also within easily travelling distance to the capital Havana, meaning you can fly independently from the north of England and organise your own Cuba break, rather than taking a package holiday.
Virgin Atlantic (http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/gb/en.html)
Virgin Atlantic flies into the schedule airport Havana, so is perfect if you are looking for a break in Cuba’s capital city.
Virgin Atlantic also offers an online flight connector, so if you need to travel down to London to catch your flight or wish to make a stopover elsewhere before flying on to Havana, Virgin Atlantic will chart the best route for you online – including connecting airlines and flights for both the outward and return journeys.
The Virgin Atlantic Flight Connector is at www.dohop.com/virginatlantic.
With Virgin Atlantic to Cuba, you can only pay for stopovers using money payments and not air miles – but if you want to take that break in New York on the way out or when you fly home, this is the way to do it.
You can also plan a stopover in Havana rather than take a full holiday there – and then move on to another resort, which means using a schedule flight with Virgin Atlantic gives you more flexibility.
Be aware that each airline suggested for your route may have different baggage restrictions and Terms and Conditions, so check these thoroughly before booking.
Time and time again, holidaymakers are returning from Cuba with sickness and all down to their hotel. In these cases, holidaymakers are advised to make a compensation claim.
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