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An aerial view of Castries, the capital of St Lucia (Photo: LinkedIn: Invest St Lucia)

British Airways adds new London flights to Saint Lucia

An aerial view of Castries, the capital of St Lucia (Photo: LinkedIn: Invest St Lucia)

Following its record-breaking tourist arrivals performance in 2019, St Lucia looks set to surpass that figure once more with additional weekly British Airways flights coming in the next winter season.

(Photo: LinkedIn: Invest St Lucia)

According to the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, two direct weekly flights will depart London’s Gatwick Airport for the island beginning October 28. The additions, which will run until March 27, 2021, see a total of nine British Airways flights during the winter schedule.

The flights are scheduled for Wednesdays and Saturdays and should increase ease of access to the island.

“We are absolutely thrilled that British Airways has added these flights. We have a longstanding partnership with the airline and the UK team and want to thank them for their support of Saint Lucia.”

– Director of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority UK & Europe, Patricia Charlery-Leon

St Lucia welcomed 423,736 stay-over visitors in 2019, a 38 per cent increase over nine years for the destination. It also represents the highest total in its 40-year independent history.

Regarding the new flights, Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee said “The increased services from the UK market provides travellers with even more options of getting to Saint 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 Saint Lucia.”

A street view of Castries, St Lucia.

Director of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority UK & Europe, Patricia Charlery-Leon said “We are absolutely thrilled that British Airways has added these flights. We have a longstanding partnership with the airline and the UK team and want to thank them for their support of Saint Lucia. British Airways has already added additional flights this summer so these new winter flights will help us to continue our momentum during our high season.”