Havana with Virgin Atlantic – new route for Summer 2020

Pastel-coloured houses and vintage cars

From 9 June 2020 Virgin Atlantic will be flying to Havana. Direct services on the Airbus A330-300 series will operate every Tuesday and Saturday and will be the only direct UK service to the magical Cuban capital.

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Cornwall for emmets*: Ten things you might not know about Britain’s wild West

Polperro harbour scene
Polperro harbour scene: summer holidays don’t get more Cornish than this

Everyone knows Cornwall, don’t they? Even those who’ve never visited Britain’s sunshine coast can conjure a mental image of ice cream, rockpools, smugglers’ coves and picture-perfect fishing villages.

Well, here’s your chance to prove you know your pilchards from your piskies. How many of these rock-solid facts about Cornwall did you already know?

* Not sure what that means? You’re in the right place – read on.

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Non-stop to Bali from Heathrow

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, Bali, at sunrise
Water temple of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, on Lake Bratan in the central mountains

Direct flights now operating with Garuda Indonesia

Here’s news to banish those winter blues. For the first time you’ll be able to board an aircraft in Britain and step off in beautiful Bali, Indonesia’s best-known paradise island.

So if you’ve ever been tempted by Bali’s idyllic scenery, tropical seas and friendly people — now there’s one more reason to visit in 2019.

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Updated: New routes from Heathrow for 2019

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Mountain lake in the Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area, Sichuan Province, China – now within easier reach via Chengdu

Flights to Lefkada, Corsica, Charleston and Chengdu, in China’s Sichuan Province, have all been announced for summer 2019. Read on to see who’s flying where, and why you might want to go.

UPDATE: Flybe has announced flights from Heathrow to Newquay, Cornwall. And British Airways has added two new summer routes, to Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Montpellier (France), and a year-round service to Islamabad (Pakistan).  Details below …

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Even more routes into China

Map of China showing Heathrow destinations2019 additions Chengdu and Zhengzhou make it 13 Chinese cities now served direct from Heathrow

You’ve yet more choice of routes to China from Heathrow this year, with new direct services to Chongqing and Shenzhen. That means that from autumn 2018 you’ll have 11 Chinese destinations to pick from, with ten different airlines.

Whether you’re planning a business trip, a holiday or a connecting flight to Asia or Australasia, Heathrow can now put you even closer to where you want to be.

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