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British Airways increases flights to the Caribbean and Florida for 2011 schedule


British Airways is to increase the number of flights to the Caribbean starting from March 27, 2011 due to the success of its longhaul leisure routes departing from London Gatwick.

The airline continues to show its commitment to the Caribbean with a total of 15 destinations to choose from, making it even easier and more convenient than ever before for customers to book their dream Caribbean holidays.

Flights to Barbados will increase from 10 to 12 services a week, Antigua will increase from five to six services a week and the St Lucia - Port of Spain service will increase to daily flights from five a week. Plus, new route Cancun, only to be launched in November 2010, is increasing from two to three services for summer 2011.

Customers can relax on white, sandy beaches enjoying a delicious Caribbean breeze during their holidays in Antigua. For those seeking stunning rainforest scenery coupled with tumbling waterfalls and idyllic beaches St Lucia may be just the perfect island. The newest Caribbean destination British Airways’ extensive network is Cancun which is already proven to become a steady customer favourite. It is as famous for its crystal clear seas and Mexican hospitality as it is for its countless archaeological like the famous Tulum ruins and Chichen Itza.

British Airways is also increasing its flights to Tampa from five to seven a week, providing customers with the perfect gateway to visit Florida’s Gulf Coast to enjoy holidays in Florida, including hot spots such as Clearwater and St Petes, Fort Myers, Sarasota and Longboat Key, Naples, Marco Island and Sanibel Island. The airline features a choice of hotels from famous landmark venues to historic city centre hotels and properties in their Prestige Collection. Family holidays are available at the 4* Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Myers which offers an undersea themed pool. The 4* Longboat Key Club and Resort in Longboat Key allows travellers to enjoy the hotel’s own 45 hole golf course while the 4* Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater offers the perfect escape.

Another highlight recently announced includes a new direct flight to Buenos Aires rather than via Sao Paulo. Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo will have their own daily direct flights from 2011 on. Currently the route stops first in Sao Paulo before going on to Argentina’s capital.


About British Airways:
British Airways plc offers a wide range of worldwide destinations - including Florida holidays, hotels, flights, car rental and experiences. Customers can save time and money with when booking ATOL protected holiday packages. Passengers are offered added peace of mind to their holiday plans and the security of travelling with British Airways. British Airways plc constantly seeks to exceed customers’ expectations, both in terms of the value for money and quality of the service provided.

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