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Thu, 23 July 2020

British Airways Increases Flights to Caribbean

British Airways has confirmed plans to launch a new service between London Gatwick and Montego Bay in Jamaica on 13 October 2020. 

Flights to Montego Bay, which will be operated by a three-cabin (World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World) Boeing 777, will depart on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The airline also resumed flights to Barbados on 18 July and Kingston, Jamaica on 20 July, and will resume flights to St Lucia on 25 July and Antigua on 1 August.

British Airways Boeing 777 reg: G-YMML. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

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 13 October, 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.”

To help fight the ongoing global COVID19 pandemic British Airways’ advises passengers to:

- check-in online, download their boarding pass and where possible self-scan their boarding passes at the departure gate;

- observe social distancing and use hand sanitisers that are placed throughout airports;

- wear a facemask at all times and bring enough to replace them every four hours for longer flights;

- not to travel if they think they have any symptoms of COVID19; and

- ensure they have everything they need from their hand luggage before departure, and where possible, storing their carry-on bag under the seat in front of them

British Airways' cabin crew wear PPE and offer passengers a new food service, which reduces the number of interactions required with customers. The airline also cleans all key surfaces including seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables after every flight, and each aircraft is completely cleaned from nose to tail every day.

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.”

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