British Airways Adds New Flights to Saint Lucia
Over a year ago, British Airways announced they would add more flights from the UK to Saint Lucia, then Covid happened. According to WIC News, British Airways resumed flights to Saint Lucia after more than 30 years—specifically—London’s Heathrow airport. However, while other flights have gone from the UK to Saint Lucia, a flight from Heathrow to Saint Lucia’s international airport was not possible until July 24, 2021.
On Saturday, July 24, 2021, according to the Airport Authority of Saint Lucia, the British Airways Boeing 777 touched down at 5:45 pm with 173 passengers aboard. It was a flight to record since it was the first one in 30 years to arrive from Heathrow.
LGW or the UK’s Gatwick airport, a weekly TUI service, and four flights using British Airways arrive in Saint Lucia. As a result, the UK is second in tourism for the island’s market. There is also a projected 4% growth of UK travelers to Saint Lucia.
While there are many reasons for British Airways to desire this new flight, it is the destination itself that will appeal to travelers. Saint Lucia offers mountains, the Pitons, volcanic beaches, reef diving, fishing villages, and luxury resorts. Trails help visitors enjoy the rainforest and visit waterfalls like Toraille, which is 15 meters high. The cruise port in Castries is another must-see destination. Most of the shopping, restaurants, and the capital are located in Castries.
Visitors need to follow Saint Lucia protocols regarding Covid, which includes a temperature check upon arrival, proof of a negative Covid test, and spending at least two weeks in a Covid approved facility. For those staying longer, there is a possibility of moving to a different resort and participating in more of the island entertainments, such as live music, dining out, and tours.