Basseterre, St. Kitts, (CUOPM) — British Airways has announced it is changing its flight from London Gatwick to St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport on Tuesdays to Wednesdays.
The St. Kitts Tourism Authority said the change will take effect from Saturday 26th October 2014 with the first Wednesday flight on October 29th.
British Airways said the flights will still be tagged with Antigua, with the flight numbers remaining the same: BA2157 – London Gatwick to St. Kitts; BA2256 – St. Kitts to London Gatwick.
The flight times will also be consistent with normal winter arrival/departure time: BA2157 – arrives at 16:35, BA2256 – departs at 18:05.
Chief Executive Officer of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Racquel Brown, said Wednesday is a convenient mid-week day for leisure travel, which still provides a good variety of lengths of stay.
She expressed her gratitude on British Airways’ on-going commitment to the St. Kits and Nevis destination, while citing the special relationship already developed.
“We warmly thank British Airways for their ongoing support to St. Kitts. We have a very high regard for the team from British Airways. This solid partnership supports us in our efforts to increase tourist arrivals substantially from the UK and European markets and, more significantly, to help us maintain the upmarket quality of the St. Kitts brand image,” CEO Brown said.
British Airways is the first British carrier to provide year-round scheduled airlift to St. Kitts.
A three-class service is operated from London Gatwick, with a capacity of 102 Premium seats and 124 World Traveller seats.