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

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

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

Flights to Montego Bay, which will be operated by a three-cabin (Globe Traveller, Globe Traveller In addition and Club Globe) Boeing 777, will depart on Tuesdays and Saturdays and are now on sale on ba.com, with rates commencing from as small as £427 return.

As a location, Montego Bay is a vacationer hotspot, famed for its gorgeous beach locations, drinking water sporting activities, resorts and nightlife.  

Diane Corrie, British Airways’ industrial manager for the Caribbean, reported: “We’re energized to be extending our network once yet again amongst London Gatwick and the Caribbean with the start off of this new flight to Montego Bay in Oct, as nicely as resuming our companies to Antigua, Barbados, Kingston and St Lucia.

“We know people are eager to journey and the sunshine and beach locations across the Caribbean blended with fantastic resorts and leisure will make it a profitable location. And with flights to our new Montego Bay route commencing from under £500 return, what’s not to love?!”

Prospects whose flights have been affected around the latest months, and who claimed a voucher can use it toward the flights. Alternatively, Avios can also be made use of toward Reward flights, upgrades, inns and car rental. When utilizing Avios section payment, customers can decide on from a selection of cost savings by location and cabin and they continue to acquire Avios and Tier Factors on their bookings. Prospects should really check ba.com for comprehensive aspects. 

Colin Pegler, Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation Chapter Uk & Europe, reported: “The CTO Chapter Uk & 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 these endorsement from our countrywide carrier.  It is very important to the location, our tour operator, resort and location associates that the resumption of airlift is rapid and comprehensive as we glimpse forward to welcoming tourists once a lot more.”

Basic safety is at the heart of British Airways’ company and the airline has introduced a selection of measures to continue to keep its customers harmless and is asking customers to abide by the new measures to assistance take care of the wellness of everybody travelling.

These contain:

  • checking-in online, downloading their boarding go and exactly where achievable self-scanning their boarding passes at the departure gate
  • observing social distancing and utilizing hand sanitisers that are placed during airports
  • sporting a facemask at all periods and bringing enough to replace them each four hours for longer flights 
  • asking customers not to journey if they imagine they have any indicators of Covid-19
  • cabin crew sporting PPE and a new meals company, which minimizes the number of interactions needed with customers
  • Asking customers to assure they have everything they need from their hand luggage ahead of departure, and exactly where achievable, storing their carry-on bag under the seat in entrance of them

The airline is cleaning all important surfaces like seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables just after each flight and each individual aircraft is entirely cleaned from nose to tail each working day. The air on all British Airways flights is thoroughly recycled once each two to three minutes by HEPA filters, which remove microscopic micro organism and virus clusters with around ninety nine.9{46dd52bca0123ad67b2d1222819e83fd0a56e45ca5068239f05f0c514f1e20f9} performance, equivalent to hospital operating theatre standards.

On British Airways’ new flights to Montego Bay, Donovan White, Jamaica Tourist Board’s Director of Tourism, reported: “We’re delighted that British Airways has introduced a twice weekly company to Montego Bay from London Gatwick from Oct thirteen, 2020, incorporating to its regular London Gatwick – Kingston company and even more bolstering the number of flights from the Uk to Jamaica. During these unparalleled periods, Jamaica has executed sturdy health and fitness protocols to assure the wellbeing of all residents and site visitors. As an amazingly common Caribbean location, with around 225,000 Brits viewing each individual year, we glimpse forward to welcoming even a lot more British site visitors. Now a lot more than at any time, we are thrilled to have British Airways’ continued guidance to travel visitation from the Uk sector.”

Notes to editors:

  • Flight BA2265 will depart London Gatwick on Tuesdays and Saturdays at twelve.20pm arriving at five.30pm and the BA2264 will return from Montego Bay to London Gatwick on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7.30pm arriving at 9.25am the following working day.  
  • Terms and circumstances apply – see ba.com for aspects
  • Guide in fare of £427 is a hand baggage only fare
  • The Montego Bay company will work around the winter time period until Easter 2021
  • All new routes remain subject to government acceptance

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