British Airways is expanding capacity to Barbados and the Bahamas for the winter to cope with the increased demand.
The airline, which currently operates a daily Boeing 777 from Gatwick to Barbados, will upgrade the aircraft to a Boeing 747-400 on five days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday). This will provide an additional 685 seats per week each way.
A fourth weekly Nassau service will start on a Sunday. Ideal for honeymooners, the service will be a direct non-stop service operated on a Boeing 767 from Gatwick and will arrive in the Bahamas in time for an early cocktail.
Robin Hayes, British Airways Head of Leisure said: “The flights to Barbados and Nassau are selling so well that we are delighted to make more seats available. The move is part of our commitment to develop a profitable leisure business.”