British Airways Increases Flights to Sunny Destinations Next Winter From London Gatwick
British Airways Announced Thursday that they will increase service from London-Gatwick to popular hot-spots next winter with two additional weekly flights to St. Lucia and extra service to Cancun and Cape Town.
Yesterday, British Airways announced they would increase their winter 2020/2021 season service to popular sunny destinations from London-Gatwick. The carrier will add two weekly flights to St. Lucia, becoming the only UK carrier to offer multi-weekly flights to the island paradise, after Virgin Atlantic’s withdrawal from the route on June 8, 2020. With the additional frequencies, which will be available on Wednesdays and Saturdays, British Airways will offer nine weekly flights next winter to St. Lucia, matching their summer 2020 schedule.
From December 6, 2020, the carrier will add an additional flight to Cancun, increasing the offer to six weekly flights to the Mexican holiday capital. British Airways will also add two additional flights between London-Gatwick and Cape Tow n from January 10, 2021, bringing the total number of weekly flights from London to 19. The additional Cape Town service complements the carrier’s existing 14 flights to Johannesburg and three flights to Durban. In Thursday’s announcement, British Airways’ Managing Director of London-Gatwick, Adam Carson said,
“We know our customers crave some winter warmth as these are incredibly popular destinations. To make it even easier to get there we’re increasing the number of flights to St. Lucia, Cancun and Cape Town from London Gatwick and we’ve put them on days that work well to maximise travellers’ time and annual leave.”
Over five years, British Airways is investing £6.5B in their guest experience, including the delivery of 73 new aircraft. The fleet renewal includes long-haul wide-body Airbus A350s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Additionally, the airline is completely refurbishing their existing long-haul fleet with a new look and feel, opening newly redesigned lounges and rolling out new menus across all cabins. First, Club World and World Traveller Plus customers can expect new bedding and amenity kits, and the airline promises the best onboard WiFi and power at every seat. British Airways has also recently introduced the new “Club Suite” which is a Business Class offering that provides direct aisle access on the Airline’s Airbus A350s. Over the next few years, the Club Suite product will be available across the entire long-haul fleet.
British Airways offers guests more than 70 destinations from London-Gatwick with service to popular leisure and business gateways. The airline is also refreshing their Boeing 777 fleet from London-Gatwick with next generation seats for World Traveller (economy) and World Traveller Plus (premium economy) as well as new headrest covers, cushions and blankets for economy customers from March 1, 2020.
Source: British Airways