Day: July 25, 2020

British Airways Starts New Route to Montego Bay and Returns to Antigua, Barbados, Kingston and ST Lucia

British Airways is to start out a new route amongst Gatwick and Montego Bay in Jamaica from October thirteen, 2020. 

Demonstrating its dedication to the Caribbean, the airline has also now resumed traveling to Antigua (from August one), Barbados (from July 18), Kingston (also Jamaica, from July 20) and St Lucia (from July twenty five), albeit with diminished frequencies.

Flights to Montego Bay, which will be operated by a three-cabin (Planet Traveller, Planet Traveller Moreover and Club Planet) Boeing 777, will depart on Tuesdays and Saturdays and are now on sale on ba.com, with charges beginning from as minimal as £427 return.

As a place, Montego Bay is a vacationer hotspot, famed for its wonderful beaches, h2o sporting activities, resorts and nightlife.  

Diane Corrie, British Airways’ commercial manager for the Caribbean, said: “We’re fired up to be extending our community as soon as all over again amongst London Gatwick and the Caribbean with the start out of this new flight to Montego Bay in October, as nicely as resuming our products and services to Antigua, Barbados, Kingston and St Lucia.

“We know persons are keen to vacation and the sunshine and beaches across the Caribbean merged with wonderful resorts and amusement tends to make it a profitable place. And with flights to our new Montego Bay route beginning from underneath £500 return, what’s not to appreciate?!”

Consumers whose flights have been impacted above recent months, and who claimed a voucher can use it towards the flights. Alternatively, Avios can also be utilised towards Reward flights, updates, resorts and motor vehicle rental. When making use of Avios section payment, clients can decide on from a array of cost savings by place and cabin and they continue to gather Avios and Tier Details on their bookings. Consumers should really verify ba.com for comprehensive facts. 

Colin Pegler, Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation Chapter British isles & Europe, said: “The CTO Chapter British isles & Europe is enormously encouraged by BA’s return to the Caribbean. As one particular of the Caribbean’s most very important and longstanding flight associates we are delighted to see this kind of endorsement from our countrywide carrier.  It is essential to the region, our tour operator, hotel and place associates that the resumption of airlift is speedy and comprehensive as we search forward to welcoming visitors as soon as more.”

Safety is at the coronary heart of British Airways’ business and the airline has launched a array of actions to hold its clients risk-free and is inquiring clients to abide by the new actions to support take care of the wellness of anyone travelling.

These involve:

  • examining-in on the internet, downloading their boarding pass and where by attainable self-scanning their boarding passes at the departure gate
  • observing social distancing and making use of hand sanitisers that are put all over airports
  • sporting a facemask at all periods and bringing sufficient to switch them every four several hours for lengthier flights 
  • inquiring clients not to vacation if they assume they