British Airways is to commence a new route in between Gatwick and Montego Bay in Jamaica from October 13, 2020. 

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

Flights to Montego Bay, which will be operated by a 3-cabin (Entire world Traveller, Entire world Traveller In addition and Club Entire world) Boeing 777, will depart on Tuesdays and Saturdays and are now on sale on ba.com, with costs commencing from as low as £427 return.

As a vacation spot, Montego Bay is a tourist hotspot, famed for its attractive beach locations, h2o sporting activities, resorts and nightlife.  

Diane Corrie, British Airways’ business manager for the Caribbean, stated: “We’re thrilled to be extending our network the moment all over again in between London Gatwick and the Caribbean with the commence of this new flight to Montego Bay in October, as perfectly as resuming our companies to Antigua, Barbados, Kingston and St Lucia.

“We know folks are eager to travel and the sunshine and beach locations throughout the Caribbean combined with great resorts and entertainment would make it a successful vacation spot. And with flights to our new Montego Bay route commencing from beneath £500 return, what’s not to really like?!”

Shoppers whose flights have been afflicted above the latest months, and who claimed a voucher can use it in the direction of the flights. Alternatively, Avios can also be utilised in the direction of Reward flights, upgrades, accommodations and automobile rental. When working with Avios part payment, prospects can decide from a selection of personal savings by vacation spot and cabin and they nevertheless gather Avios and Tier Points on their bookings. Shoppers need to verify ba.com for whole aspects. 

Colin Pegler, Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation Chapter British isles & Europe, stated: “The CTO Chapter British isles & Europe is drastically inspired by BA’s return to the Caribbean. As one of the Caribbean’s most crucial and longstanding flight partners we are delighted to see these kinds of endorsement from our nationwide carrier.  It is crucial to the region, our tour operator, hotel and vacation spot partners that the resumption of airlift is swift and in depth as we seem forward to welcoming visitors the moment additional.”

Basic safety is at the heart of British Airways’ business and the airline has introduced a selection of measures to retain its prospects safe and is inquiring prospects to abide by the new measures to aid regulate the wellness of anyone travelling.

These include:

  • checking-in on line, downloading their boarding move and exactly where achievable self-scanning their boarding passes at the departure gate
  • observing social distancing and working with hand sanitisers that are placed throughout airports
  • donning a facemask at all times and bringing more than enough to swap them each individual 4 several hours for for a longer time flights 
  • inquiring prospects not to travel if they feel they have any signs of Covid-19
  • cabin crew donning PPE and a new meals service, which cuts down the range of interactions essential with prospects
  • Inquiring prospects to assure they have everything they have to have from their hand baggage ahead of departure, and exactly where achievable, storing their carry-on bag beneath the seat in entrance of them

The airline is cleansing all crucial surfaces which include seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables just after each individual flight and each individual aircraft is wholly cleaned from nose to tail each individual day. The air on all British Airways flights is entirely recycled the moment each individual two to 3 minutes by means of HEPA filters, which get rid of microscopic germs and virus clusters with above 99.9% effectiveness, equivalent to hospital operating theatre standards.

On British Airways’ new flights to Montego Bay, Donovan White, Jamaica Tourist Board’s Director of Tourism, stated: “We’re delighted that British Airways has introduced a twice weekly service to Montego Bay from London Gatwick from October 13, 2020, incorporating to its standard London Gatwick – Kingston service and further bolstering the range of flights from the British isles to Jamaica. For the duration of these unparalleled times, Jamaica has implemented sturdy wellness protocols to assure the wellbeing of all people and website visitors. As an very well-liked Caribbean vacation spot, with above 225,000 Brits going to each individual calendar year, we seem forward to welcoming even additional British website visitors. Now additional than ever, we are thrilled to have British Airways’ ongoing guidance to travel visitation from the British isles market.”

Notes to editors:

  • Flight BA2265 will depart London Gatwick on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 12.20pm 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 pursuing day.  
  • Terms and circumstances utilize – see ba.com for aspects
  • Lead in fare of £427 is a hand baggage only fare
  • The Montego Bay service will work above the winter interval until eventually Easter 2021
  • All new routes stay subject matter to authorities approval

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