British Airways launches new route to Punta Cana

London.– British Airways is launching new twice-weekly flights to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and Montego Bay in Jamaica, reinforcing its position as the airline with more flights to the Caribbean than any other UK carrier.

The new routes start October 2009 with the airline also increasing services to other Caribbean favorites. According to Richard Tams, head of sales, they are “popular destinations with our customers and it's due to demand that we're increasing the number of flights to the region.”

The addition of Montego Bay alongside the existing Gatwick-Kingston route makes it easier than ever before for customers to choose their perfect holiday to Jamaica. Customers will also be guaranteed discounts on flight plus hotel packages via the new dynamic holiday packages feature on the British Airways website.

Increased frequencies from London Gatwick to other hotspots in the region mean the number of flights to St Lucia will increase from three to five a week, Barbados flights will rise from nine to ten, and flights to Port of Spain, Trinidad, from three to five times weekly.