BA upgrades Caribbean routes, despite Covid


British Airways is launching a new route between Gatwick and Montego Bay in Jamaica from October 13 this year despite the Covid 19 crisis.

The airline says it is demonstrating its long-term commitment to the Caribbean, by also resuming flights to Antigua from August 1, Barbados from July 18, Kingston, Jamaica, from July 20 and St Lucia from July 25, albeit with reduced frequencies.

Flights to Montego Bay, which will be available in a three-cabin offering (World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World) Boeing 777, will depart on Tuesdays and Saturdays and are now on sale on, with prices starting from as low as £427 return.

As a destination, Montego Bay is a tourist hotspot, famed for its beautiful beaches, water sports, resorts and nightlife.  

Diane Corrie, British Airways’ commercial manager for the Caribbean, said: “We’re excited to be extending our network once again between London Gatwick and the Caribbean with the start of this new flight to Montego Bay in October, as well as resuming our services to Antigua, Barbados, Kingston and St Lucia.

“We know people are keen to travel and the sunshine and beaches across the Caribbean combined with great resorts and entertainment makes it a winning destination. And with flights to our new Montego Bay route starting from under £500 return, what’s not to love?!”


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