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Tobago receives double airlift boost

Tobago receives double airlift boost

The Tobago House of Assembly has revealed an increase in the winter flight services of both British Airways and Monarch Airlines.

As of October 26th, two additional BA flights will operate via Antigua to the island of Tobago, increasing capacity on the route by 100 per cent to meet demand.

This is closely followed by an additional direct weekly Monarch Airlines flight, which commences on December 16th 2014.

Offering complete flexibility, this increase in airlift will mean UK passengers can make so much more of their stay in the Caribbean.

The additional airlift will offer holidaymakers and those returning home to visit friends and family a far wider itinerary choice.

Holidaymakers can extend the standard one week stay to a ten or 11 night holiday; whilst those visiting family can shorten the stay to a four or five night visit depending on their needs.

The increase will also make twin centre Caribbean stays far easier and couples looking to travel for their honeymoon will benefit from being able to jet off straight after a weekend wedding.

Foreign investment and room stock growth are also a priority for the island and will certainly see a boost into 2015 with this extra airlift encouraging product growth to make Tobago even more appealing as a destination choice.

Deputy chief secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly Tracy Davidson-Celestine said: “The UK is receptive to Tobago as a holiday destination and this additional airlift is a testament to the success of the route to date and our future plans to encourage tourism growth to the island.

“The UK is an important market and we are delighted to be able to invest in these additional services.

“These flights are fantastic for our agent and tour operator network, offering far greater scope for itinerary choice and therefore a wider variety of selling options.

“We look forward to working closely with them in the run up to flight commencement to ensure that this venture is a success.”