Aviation News

October 10, 2010

British Airways Announces New Service to San Juan, Puerto Rico

British Airways on Sunday announced a new twice-a-week year round service from Gatwick Airport in England to San Juan in Puerto Rico from March 28, 2011, boosting the number of flights operated by the carrier to the Caribbean to 64 a week across 15 destinations.

British Airways’ CEO, Willie Walsh, announced the route during a visit to the Caribbean for the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Leadership Strategy conference that was attended by political and business leaders.

“Our new joint business with American Airlines and Iberia, which we announced last week, also opens up a host of new opportunities and connections to the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Martinique, Guadaloupe, St Maarten and the US Virgin Islands of St Croix and St Thomas,” Walsh said.

Luis G. Fortuño, Puerto Rico’s governor, said his government is excited to have British Airways serving its island once again. “This increased access from London and its connecting markets is crucial for our tourism and commercial development,” he said.

British Airways recently announced additional increases to the Caribbean from March 2011. Flights to Barbados will increase from 10 to 12 a week, Antigua from five to six a week and St Lucia – Port of Spain going daily from five a week.

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  • Anonymous

    I was returning from vacation and had a lay over in San Juan, PR. While I was there I had notice that there was a reception ceremony for the first flight into the PR airport so we stayed to watch. Much to my disgust when the plane arrived a pilot had waved the PR flg above the American lag and the American flag was attached to the stick upside down. This was a despicable act for a professional representitive of your company and was witnessed by everyonre at the gate watching. I did not stay to see anymore and was extremely disappointed by this poorly thought out jab by the pilot. Considering the condition of the world affairs and the fact that I am a US Veteran I felt sick too see this type of behavior. I know alot of pictures were taken during the event and I would not be surprised to see some of this act. This is of the utmost disrespect to the United States and the proud citizens of our nation. The pilot should be removed from his position because those view are not condusive of a professional that should be on the front line of your customer service or the image of two nations that work tightly together towards peace in the world.