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Barbados Welcomes Increased British Airways Capacity

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The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. says it welcomes the newest aircraft in the British Airways fleet, the 787-10 Dreamliner, which will operate for the summer 2024 season.

This aircraft will increase capacity by 10%, offering more choices for customers travelling to Barbados.

The inaugural British Airways 787-10 Dreamliner flight to Barbados departed London Heathrow to Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados, on Sunday 31 March 2024.

Cheryl Carter, Director, UK for BTMI said: “We are truly honoured that British Airways has chosen to deploy its prestigious Dreamliner 787-10 aircraft to Barbados.

“This shows BA’s confidence in the robust passenger demand for travel between the UK and Barbados.

“We eagerly anticipate welcoming passengers to our beautiful island paradise, and are delighted with the enduring partnership we share with BA.”

Neil Chernoff, British Airways Chief Planning and Strategy Officer said:

“As British Airways celebrates its 70th year of connecting London and Barbados, we are thrilled to be increasing capacity on the route with a larger aircraft and the launch of a new double daily service from Heathrow.

“This is a testament to the popularity of the route from a leisure and business perspective, and its importance as a link for visiting friends and relatives.

“Our commitment to this special destination remains as strong as ever, and we are proud to offer unparalleled connectivity and convenience for our customers.”

This year also marks the 70th Anniversary of the first British Airways flight to Barbados in 1954, and throughout April, a series of events will be organised to mark this significant milestone.

As Barbados holds the title as the birthplace of rum, passengers flying from the UK to Barbados during the anniversary month will have the opportunity to indulge in Mount Gay rum [CW1] while on board.

Founded and still in Barbados, Mount Gay stands as the world’s oldest running rum distillery. Customers will get a taste of Bajan history and tradition as they embark on their journey.

The island of Barbados is a Caribbean gem rich in cultural, heritage, sporting, culinary and eco experiences.

It is surrounded by idyllic white sand beaches and is the only coral island in the Caribbean. With over 400 restaurants and eateries, Barbados is the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean.

The island is also known as the birthplace of rum, commercially producing and bottling the finest blends since the 1700s.

In fact, many can experience the island’s historic rums at the annual Barbados Food and Rum Festival.

The island also hosts events like the annual Crop Over Festival, where A-lists celebrities like Rihanna are often spotted, and the annual Run Barbados Marathon, the largest marathon in the Caribbean.

As the motorsport island, it is home to the leading circuit-racing facility in the English-speaking Caribbean.

Known as a sustainable destination, Barbados was named one of the world’s Top Nature Destinations in 2022 by the Traveler’s Choice Awards.

For more information, go to visitbarbados.org.

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