Saint Lucia: British Airways resumes airline service to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia after more than 30 years.
The Boeing 777 touched down on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at approximately 5:45 p.m. with a total potential of 173, most of which were visitors. Out of Gatwick – LGW, the Caribbean island already embraces a weekly service with TUI and four flights per week with the British Airways.
The UK is mainly the second-largest tourism market of St Lucia, and therefore far, year-to-date reflects 4 per cent growth.
The team of thirteen crew members was led by – Captain -Peter Williams that joined the officials of the St Lucia Tourism Authority – SLTA so as to receive a memorial plaque representing the iconic twin pitons, niche markets, and surprise welcome packages. Two lucky travellers were also gifted on the arrival.
The British Airways service from Heathrow would end on September 4, 2021. Despite this, the discussions are already on-going for resumption in the upcoming future. The airline is also scheduled to expand airlift during the winter season with daily flights from the month of November out of Gatwick – LGW.
In generating greater demand for the Caribbean island of St Lucia, the SLTA would proceed to welcome the journalists and influencers to outline the destination, experiences, & hidden gems.
The continued advancements towards the additional targeted airlift into St Lucia is another step in the right direction towards the complete recovery of the tourism market.
British Airways is the standard carrier airline of the – United Kingdom. It has its headquarters in London, England, near its central hub at Heathrow Airport. The airline is the second-largest UK based carrier, based on fleet size and travellers carried, behind easyJet.
BA was established in 1974 after the British government established a British Airways Board to manage the 2 nationalised airline corporations, British Overseas Airways Corporation & British European Airways, and two regional airlines, Cambrian Airways and Northeast Airlines.
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