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British Airways Launches Service to Montego Bay, Resumes flights to Antigua, Barbados and St. Lucia

British Airways announced on Wednesday the launch of a new route between London-Gatwick and Montego Bay, Jamaica from October 13, 2020. The carrier has also resumed service to Antigua, Barbados and St. Lucia, as well as Kingston, Jamaica.

British Airways Boeing 777 - Photo Credit: Nick Morrish/ British Airways

Today (July 22, 2020), British Airways announced the launch of a new route between London-Gatwick and Montego Bay, Jamaica from October 13, 2020. Montego Bay is a world-famous tourism hotspot known for pristine beaches, water sports, world-class resorts and a vibrant nightlife. The twice-weekly flights will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays and the route will be serviced with a Boeing 777 configured with three cabins (World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World). The departing flight (BA2265) will leave London-Gatwick at 12:20 PM and arrive in Montego Bay at 5:30 PM, while the return flight (BA2264) will depart 7:30 PM and arrive in London-Gatwick at 9:25 AM the following morning. Flights can be booked now on the British Airways website with return fares starting from £427 and the Montego Bay flights will remain on offer until Easter 2021.

As part of the carrier’s commitment to the Caribbean, British Airways has also resumed service to Barbados (from July 18th), Kingston, Jamaica (from July 20th) and will restart flights to St. Lucia (from July 25th) and Antigua (from August 1st). In Wednesday’s announcement, British Airways’ Commercial Officer for the Caribbean, Diane Corrie 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 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 on our new Montego Bay route starting from under £500 return, what’s not to love?!”

Also commenting on British Airways’ Caribbean offer, the Caribbean Tourism Chapter UK & Europe’s Chairman, Colin Pegler added,

“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.”

British Airways’ guests who claimed vouchers due to impacted flights over the past few months can now use them towards flights. Additionally, Avios can be used towards Reward flights upgrades, hotels and car rentals. Avios part payment can be used while booking and guests will still collect Avios as well as tier points.

BA has implemented a range of health and safety measures to protect guests and team member throughout every step of their journey. Some of the measures include checking-in online and self-scanning boarding passes at departure gates, observing social distancing, using hand sanitizer throughout airports and wearing a facemask at all times (which should be replaced every four hours on longer flights). The carrier also asks customers with COVID-19 symptoms to avoid travel.

Additionally, British Airways has distributed PPE to cabin crew and has modified onboard food service to minimize contact. The carrier has also asked guests to remove all needed items from hand luggage prior to departure and, when possible, to store their carry-on baggage under the seat in front of them. BA has also implemented enhanced cleaning measures after every flight including key areas such as seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables. Every aircraft is thoroughly cleaned from nose to tail daily and all British Airways’ aircraft are fitted with hospital operating theatre grade HEPA filters that remove 99.9 percent of airborne particulates, including bacteria and virus clusters, every two to three minutes.

Source: British Airways


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