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Article from BTNews 26 SEPTEMBER 2011

Gatwick changes for British Airways

British Airways will make a number of changes to its Gatwick long haul schedule for the summer 2012 season.

BA will increase from seven to 10 flights per week from Gatwick to Orlando but at the same time will reduce the Barbados service from 10 flights a week to seven.

Out goes the twice weekly operation to Montego Bay in Jamaica.  However services to the island’s capital Kingston will increase from two to three flights a week.  Also gaining is Antigua which will be seven flights a week instead of the previous six.  BA will reduce frequency on flights to Port of Spain (seven to six flights per week), Tobago (two to one flight per week), San Juan (two to one flight per week). 

Speaking to delegates at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) annual conference in St Maarten, British Airways CEO, Keith Williams, said the UK Government’s tax regime was jeopardising routes to the Caribbean.

“The Caribbean is a very important destination for us and we have a long and proud heritage of serving the region.  However, we can’t deny the reality that demand is not as high as it has been.  Taxation is most certainly a factor in this.” www.ba.com

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