Which airlines fly direct from London to Nicaragua?
Unfortunately there aren’t direct flights from London to Nicaragua and, strangely, your best option for the shortest flying time is to catch one of the two-stop flights from Heathrow Airport (LHR) rather than one stopover. Lufthansa offers an 18-hour flight that stops at Frankfurt am Main (FRA) before flying to Miami International (MIA). Here you’ll transfer to Avianca Airlines for the final leg to Managua Augusto C Sandino Airport (MGA), which is where all return and one-way flights from London to Nicaragua land. Air Canada operates a two-stop flight taking just under 19 hours and 45 minutes, landing at Toronto Pearson International (YYZ) then at San Salvador El Salvador International (SAL) for a transfer to Avianca to Managua. Iberia Airlines offers a slightly longer flight at about 22 hours and 30 minutes, stopping at Madrid Airport (MAD) and continuing to Managua via San Salvador. By comparison, one-stop flights from Heathrow take around 34 hours. You can also book cheap flights from London to Nicaragua out of London City Airport (LCY), operated by Lufthansa and taking just under 31 hours.
What is the best way to get in and out of airports in London and Nicaragua?
Although Heathrow is some way west of central London, it’s very easy and convenient to get there using the Heathrow Express train that leaves from Paddington Station every 15 minutes. The train ride will also take about 15 minutes. If you’re flying from London City Airport, you can catch a DLR train, which takes about 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can catch the No. 473 bus, which takes roughly 45 minutes to get to the airport. The most convenient way to get from Managua Airport to the centre of Managua is to catch a Buses Públicos Nicaragua bus that will take about 40 minutes to travel there. You can also hire a car or take and taxi and make the trip in just under 15 minutes.
What are the benefits of the different airports in London and Nicaragua?
Heathrow is the UK’s busiest international airport and one of the world’s major flight destinations, so it has excellent facilities for all types of travellers. It’s fully wheelchair accessible, and you can pre-arrange a human guide if you have limited mobility or any kind of non-visible disability. Families with children are also well catered from, with facilities from baby changing rooms to four Stay & Play kids’ areas. Shopping, especially in the duty-free section is wonderful, with the full range of shops you’d expect in an upmarket modern mall. There are also plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, fast food outlets and bars. London City Airport has the same level of facilities and provides human and canine assistance for passengers who require them. You can pre-order meals and shopping items and collect them when you arrive for your flight. Managua Airport has more rudimentary facilities, but all your basic requirements for efficiency and comfort will be met, simply on a smaller scale. There are cash machines and hire car kiosks, a duty-free section, fast food outlets and souvenir shops.