British Airways is bringing a new route to Gatwick airport – with the airline launching a route to Montego Bay in Jamaica
The airline is in the process of rebuilding its Caribbean network, with the following destinations planned to restart
- Antigua from 1st August
- Barbados from 18th July
- Kingston from 20th July
- St Lucia 25th July
Montego Bay launch on 13th October. The flight will be operated by a three-cabin (World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World) Boeing 777.
It will depart on Tuesdays and Saturdays until Easter 2021, with the airline offering lead-in fares from £427 return with hand-baggage only. It will operate as follows:
BA2265 DEPART LGW 12:20 ARRIVE MBJ 17:30 BA2264 DEPART MBJ 19:30 ARRIVE LGW 09:25 Commences 13th October through to Easter 2021 Operates Tuesdays and Saturdays Booked Equipment: Boeing 777-200ER
Diane Corrie, British Airways’ commercial manager for the Caribbean, said:
“We’re excited to be extending our network once again between London Gatwick and the Caribbean with the start of this new flight to Montego Bay in October, as well as resuming our services to Antigua, Barbados, Kingston and St Lucia.
“We know people are keen to travel and the sunshine and beaches across the Caribbean combined with great resorts and entertainment makes it a winning destination. And with flights to our new Montego Bay route starting from under £500 return, what’s not to love?!”
Colin Pegler, Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation Chapter UK & Europe, said:
“The CTO Chapter UK & Europe is greatly encouraged by BA’s return to the Caribbean. As one of the Caribbean’s most crucial and longstanding flight partners we are delighted to see such endorsement from our national carrier. It is vital to the region, our tour operator, hotel and destination partners that the resumption of airlift is quick and comprehensive as we look forward to welcoming tourists once more.”
On British Airways’ new flights to Montego Bay, Donovan White, Jamaica Tourist Board’s Director of Tourism, said:
“We’re delighted that British Airways has announced a twice weekly service to Montego Bay from London Gatwick from October 13, 2020, adding to its regular London Gatwick – Kingston service and further bolstering the number of flights from the UK to Jamaica. During these unprecedented times, Jamaica has implemented robust health protocols to ensure the wellbeing of all residents and visitors. As an incredibly popular Caribbean destination, with over 225,000 Brits visiting each year, we look forward to welcoming even more British visitors. Now more than ever, we are thrilled to have British Airways’ continued support to drive visitation from the UK market.”
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