BA scoops top award for St Lucia flights

British Airways has collected two top accolades at the prestigious St Lucia Awards for flights to the island from Gatwick.

At the St Lucia Tourist Board awards evening at Vinopolis in London the airline was named Tour Operator with the largest growth to St Lucia and also received a special recognition award for ‘Commitment to St Lucia 2010’.

This summer British Airways has increased flights from Gatwick to St Lucia from five to seven a week. With a 30 per cent increase in capacity across all flights to the region compared to the previous year, the airline now offers more seats to the Caribbean from the UK than any other carrier.

Jean-Marc Flambert, director of marketing, UK and Europe, St Lucia Tourist Board, said: “British Airways has opened up St Lucia to the world. With a daily flight and four-class configuration, there is no reason why St Lucia can’t reach her true tourism potential. Thank you for having faith in the legendary offering of our island.”

In addition to St Lucia, in the last year British Airways has increased frequency from Gatwick to Barbados, St Kitts, Grenada, Antigua, Barbados, Cancun and Port of Spain. Last month also saw British Airways introduce a new twice weekly year round service from Gatwick to San Juan.

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