BRITISH AIRWAYS INCREASES FLIGHTS TO WINTER SUN HOT-SPOTS FROM LONDON GATWICK

  • Two weekly services added to St Lucia – British Airways will soon be the only airline to serve the island with a regular multi-weekly scheduled service from the UK
  • Extra services also added to Cape Town and Cancun

Thursday 13 February 2020 – British Airways customers travelling to hot-spots St Lucia, Cape Town and Cancun from London Gatwick will have even more flights to choose from next winter.

British Airways is set to be the only airline with a regular multi-weekly scheduled service between the UK and St Lucia, following Virgin Atlantic’s decision to stop serving the route after 8 June 2020.

Customers will now be able to choose from nine flights per week – two more than the daily flight British Airways flew last winter to the paradise island and matching the number of flights available to travellers over the Summer.

The additional flights will take off on Wednesdays and Saturdays, coinciding with popular travel days and enabling holidaymakers to make the most of their time off.

Customers travelling to Cancun from 6 December 2020 will also be able to make the most of an extra weekly service to the Mexican holiday capital departing on Sundays, taking the number of weekly flights up to six.

From 10 January 2021, there will also be two extra flights a week from London Gatwick to the ever-popular Cape Town, which enjoys beautifully warm temperatures for the first three months of the year.  The new services will mean that customers can choose from 19 flights a week to Cape Town from London to suit their schedule, with the outbound and return flights overnight to maximise time in South Africa, alongside 14 to Johannesburg, again overnight both ways, and three to Durban.

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Adam Carson, British Airways’ Managing Director of London Gatwick, 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.”

British Airways flies to more than 70 destinations from London Gatwick, offering a variety of routes to suit both business and leisure travellers. As always, members of the British Airways Executive Club  can earn Avios on their British Airways booking.  Avios can be spent on Reward flights, upgrades, hotels, car rental and cutting the cost of a flight. When using Avios part payment, customers can pick from a range of savings by destination and cabin and they still collect Avios and Tier Points on their bookings.

British Airways Holidays offers tempting prices to all three winter sun destinations:

St Lucia – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 3* Bay Gardens Inn, from £779 per person, travelling September 1 to September 30. Includes World Traveller return flights from Gatwick and accommodation with breakfast. Book by February 19. For reservations visit ba.com/stlucia or call 0344 493 0120.

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St Lucia – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 4* Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort, from £899 per person, travelling June 1 to June 30. Includes World Traveller return flights from Gatwick and accommodation. Book by February 19. For reservations visit ba.com/stlucia or call 0344 493 0120.

Cancun – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 4* Allegro Playacar, from £989 per person, travelling June 1 to June 30. Includes World Traveller return flights from Gatwick and accommodation with All Inclusive. Book by February 19. For reservations visit ba.com or call 0344 493 0120.

Cancun – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 4.5* Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa, from £1219 per person, travelling September 1 to September 30. Includes World Traveller return flights from Gatwick and accommodation with All Inclusive. Book by February 19. For reservations visit ba.com or call 0344 493 0120.

Cape Town – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 3* Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre, from £889 per person, travelling on selected dates between December 1 and December 15. Includes World Traveller return flights from Gatwick and accommodation. Book by February 19. For reservations visit ba.com/capetown or call 0344 493 0123.

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Cape Town – British Airways Holidays offers seven nights at the 4* NH Lord Charles, from £1029 per person, travelling on selected dates between December 1 and December 15. Includes World Traveller return flights from Gatwick and accommodation. Book by February 19. For reservations visit ba.com/capetown or call 0344 493 0123.

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Notes to editors

British Airways is investing £6.5 billion for its customers over five years, taking delivery of 73 new aircraft including A350 and 787s, refurbishing its long-haul fleet with new cabins so they look and feel new, introducing new, redesigned lounges, new dining across all cabins, new bedding and amenity kits for First, Club World and World Traveller Plus, best quality onboard WiFi to every aircraft and providing access to power at every aircraft seat. At London Gatwick, British Airways has reimagined and improved its catering across short- and long-haul services. The airline is also refreshing its Boeing 777 fleet at London Gatwick with new generation economy (World Traveller) and premium economy (World Traveller Plus) seats. New headrest covers, cushions and blankets will also be onboard Gatwick flights for customers travelling in World Traveller from 1 March.


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