London, Thursday, November 18, 1999: British Airways’ services to five popular Caribbean destinations from London Gatwick will get a boost next summer as the airline’s strategy of refining its network to focus on profitable premium and economy passengers moves further forward.
Havana, Kingston, St. Lucia and Tobago will all benefit from extra frequencies and improved schedules. Flights to Grand Cayman and Nassau will be upgraded to offer a three class service to better match customer demand.
The predominantly leisure orientated flights to Antigua, St Lucia and Grenada, will switch to two class services, offering Club World and World Traveller on Boeing 777.
The once-a-week flights to San Juan, (Puerto Rico) and San Jose, (Costa Rica), will be suspended due to lower than anticipated demand. The aircraft will be utilised on the improved Caribbean schedule.
Highlights of the network changes are as follows:
Grand Cayman and Nassau services upgrade to three class Boeing 767 and three flights per week. Flights will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and feature British Airways’ award-winning ‘First’ service.
Kingston services increase from four to six flights per week and will continue to be served with a two class configured Boeing 777.
Havana will increase to two flights per week continuing to offer a two-class service with Boeing 777. The additional Havana flight reflects demand ahead of expectations.
Antigua switches to a non-stop flight and will be served three times per week, offering a two Boeing 777 service. The flights will operate onwards to St. Lucia.
Tobago increases to two non-stop flights per week on Wednesday and Saturday and will share the route with Grenada.
British Airways will maintain the popular Barbados route with Boeing 777 daily non-stop services offering First, Club World and World Traveller cabins.
The summer schedule commences March 26, 2000. All flights operate from London Gatwick Airport.
The airline, along with its partners, serves 127 destinations in 66 countries from London Gatwick