Direct flights from the UK to this beautiful Caribbean island could be making a comeback

The decision comes just a few months after Britain's only direct service to the island was cancelled

Amy Houghton
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Amy Houghton
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Gatwick Airport
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If you've been dreaming of a Caribbean getaway this summer, consider this a sign. Just a few months after the UK's only direct flights to Cuba were suspended, Cuba's Ministry for Tourism has teased that they'll be coming back. Kind of. 

Tui announced that it was dropping its flights between from Manchester to the Cuban town of Varadero back in December, with the last direct service happening in April. 

But there are some hopeful signs. According to the ministry's Facebook page, flights will be taking off from London Gatwick to the Cuban island of Cayo Coco from May 5, while weekly flights from Manchester to the city of Holguin are set to start from May 10. 

Manchester Airport confirmed the rumours, with a spokesperson telling Travel Gossip that two charter flights have been scheduled for May. No word from Gatwick yet, though. 

Alan Meadows, development manager at Simply Cuba Business told the publication that the news is promising but the operator is awaiting official confirmation.

While we wait on more updates, there's loads of other new flights arriving in time for holiday season. You can now fly to Jordan from London or Manchester, get direct routes to the Amalfi Coastnew budget flights to Munich and check out the new routes from Ryanair starting in April. Also, keep an eye out for Heathrow Airport strikes and get to grips with the recent changes to Air Passenger Duty

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