ST CASTRIES, St Lucia, Thursday February 13, 2020 – British Airways will increase direct flights from the United Kingdom to St Lucia later this year.
The two additional weekly flights from London Gatwick (LGW) to Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) on Wednesdays and Saturdays will bring the total to nine British Airways flights per week across the winter schedule.
The services will commence operation on October 28, 2020 and run until March 27, 2021 with no onward tag.
“The increased services from the UK market provides travellers with even more options of getting to St Lucia. British Airways is one of the biggest airlines to the Caribbean out of London and we celebrate the extension of this new service to St Lucia,” said Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee.
With British Airways already adding flights this summer, Director of the St Lucia Tourism Authority UK & Europe, Patricia Charlery-Leon said the winter flights will “help us to continue our momentum during our high season”.
The decision by British Airways to increase the flights comes as St Lucia closed 2019 with over 400,000 stay-over arrivals. For the period January to December 2019, the island recorded 423,736 stay-over visitors – the highest in the island’s history.
The UK figures for the year are up 6.2 per cent totalling 83,677 visitors. UK holidaymakers lead the way in terms of duration of stay average at 10.76 nights per visit.