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

British Airways is to start a new route among 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 eighteen), Kingston (also Jamaica, from July 20) and St Lucia (from July twenty five), albeit with lessened frequencies.

Flights to Montego Bay, which will be operated by a 3-cabin (Earth Traveller, Earth Traveller Moreover and Club Earth) Boeing 777, will depart on Tuesdays and Saturdays and are now on sale on, with price ranges beginning from as very low as £427 return.

As a desired destination, Montego Bay is a tourist hotspot, famed for its attractive shorelines, drinking water sporting activities, resorts and nightlife.  

Diane Corrie, British Airways’ business manager for the Caribbean, explained: “We’re enthusiastic to be extending our network once once more among London Gatwick and the Caribbean with the start of this new flight to Montego Bay in Oct, as very well as resuming our providers to Antigua, Barbados, Kingston and St Lucia.

“We know men and women are eager to travel and the sunshine and shorelines throughout the Caribbean put together with great resorts and enjoyment tends to make it a profitable desired destination. And with flights to our new Montego Bay route beginning from less than £500 return, what’s not to enjoy?!”

Buyers whose flights were being impacted in excess of modern months, and who claimed a voucher can use it to the flights. Alternatively, Avios can also be applied to Reward flights, upgrades, inns and auto rental. When using Avios aspect payment, prospects can decide on from a selection of savings by desired destination and cabin and they even now collect Avios and Tier Factors on their bookings. Buyers must look at for comprehensive aspects. 

Colin Pegler, Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation Chapter Uk & Europe, explained: “The CTO Chapter Uk & Europe is drastically encouraged by BA’s return to the Caribbean. As just one of the Caribbean’s most vital and longstanding flight associates we are delighted to see this sort of endorsement from our nationwide provider.  It is crucial to the region, our tour operator, lodge and desired destination associates that the resumption of airlift is quick and complete as we appear forward to welcoming visitors once additional.”

Basic safety is at the heart of British Airways’ business and the airline has introduced a selection of measures to maintain its prospects harmless and is asking prospects to abide by the new measures to support deal with the wellness of everyone travelling.

These consist of:

  • examining-in on the web, downloading their boarding go and the place attainable self-scanning their boarding passes at the departure gate
  • observing social distancing and using hand sanitisers that are positioned throughout airports
  • putting on a facemask at all situations and bringing sufficient to change them each and every 4 several hours for more time flights 
  • asking prospects not to travel if they assume they have any indications of Covid-19
  • cabin crew putting on PPE and a new food stuff assistance, which minimizes the selection of interactions expected with prospects
  • Asking prospects to ensure they have all the things they need from their hand luggage ahead of departure, and the place attainable, storing their have-on bag less than the seat in front of them

The airline is cleansing all crucial surfaces which include seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables following each and every flight and each aircraft is fully cleaned from nose to tail each and every working day. The air on all British Airways flights is completely recycled once each and every two to 3 minutes through HEPA filters, which take away microscopic germs and virus clusters with in excess of 99.nine{2e54b6599e2852fcddcb96c51aef71201c0435684ebd8fbda55b4c693aab2644} performance, equivalent to hospital operating theatre standards.

On British Airways’ new flights to Montego Bay, Donovan White, Jamaica Vacationer Board’s Director of Tourism, explained: “We’re delighted that British Airways has introduced a 2 times weekly assistance to Montego Bay from London Gatwick from Oct thirteen, 2020, adding to its common London Gatwick – Kingston assistance and further more bolstering the selection of flights from the Uk to Jamaica. Through these unprecedented situations, Jamaica has executed sturdy wellbeing protocols to ensure the wellbeing of all citizens and guests. As an incredibly well known Caribbean desired destination, with in excess of 225,000 Brits viewing each yr, we appear forward to welcoming even additional British guests. Now additional than at any time, we are thrilled to have British Airways’ continued assistance to drive 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 seven.30pm arriving at nine.25am the following working day.  
  • Terms and disorders implement – see for aspects
  • Guide in fare of £427 is a hand baggage only fare
  • The Montego Bay assistance will work in excess of the winter period till Easter 2021
  • All new routes remain matter to authorities acceptance

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