Cayman passengers benefit from BA special fares

Product upgrades on Boeing 767 fleet

Cayman passengers to and from London are benefiting from product upgrades on British Airways flights to and from the island while special fares introduced by the airline are also driving increased visitor traffic to the island.

According to British Airways District Manager, Adrian Barton, ‘There has been a noticeable increase in interest in the Cayman Islands as a holiday destination in London and Caymanians are also taking full advantage of attractive low fares in the marketplace.’

Mr. Barton noted that fares for BA’s prestigious Club World start from US$2,691 as opposed to the previous US$4,791 start point and lower advance purchase fares are also available for periods between seven to 42 days.

In addition, on 12 July this year, Grand Cayman was among over 100 long and short haul destinations to benefit from great savings when thousands of flights went on sale. The twelve-day sale spanned a nine-month travel period based on departures from August 2009 to June 2010.

BA’s Boeing 767 fleet which services the Cayman Islands, now boast Audio Visual on Demand and flights originate from the celebrated Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport, another major plus for travellers to and from the Cayman Islands, Mr. Barton noted.

T5, BA’s new home at Heathrow since March 2008, has been winning rave reviews for its engineering, architecture, aesthetics which Mr. Barton says has transformed the passenger experience at Heathrow.

Noting that space, convenience and comfort were key in the design of T5, Mr. Barton said that travellers have welcomed ‘the bright, airy new terminal, simple and stress free online check in and fast bag drop facilities and state of the art security and baggage facilities’. Everyone, he noted, has proclaimed T5 ‘a smoother, easier, calmer, travel experience’.