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British Airways to increase flights to Turks and Caicos

British Airways has announced that it will increase the number of flights between London Gatwick and Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean this autumn. The new flights will operate on Thursdays from October, 2015 and they will go via Antigua, bringing the airline's total number of services to the country up to two every week.

British Airways to increase flights to Turks and Caicos

British Airways will be adding an additional new service between London Gatwick (LGW) and Turks and Caicos (PLS) this autumn.

The national airline will be adding a new flight to Providenciales in Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean on Thursdays from 29th October, 2015.

British Airways currently offers a flight to the Caribbean nation on Sundays from London Heathrow (LHR) but this will be moved to London Gatwick from 29th March, 2015 and will operate via Antigua (ANU).

Colm Lacy, the Head of Gatwick Commercial at British Airways, explained:

"We are delighted to be announcing increased services to Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands. On top of the introduction of a Boeing 777 aircraft this summer, our increased services this winter will give passengers increased flexibility and more choice when flying to the island.

"Customers can enjoy our World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World cabins, whilst enjoying our food and entertainment on-board."

The flights to Turks and Caicos will operate using a three-class Boeing 777 aircraft, offering increased capacity for travellers visiting the tropical islands. Ralph Higgs, the TCI Director of Tourism, explained:

"We are pleased that British Airways acknowledges Turks and Caicos as one of the foremost destination in the Caribbean.

"Moreover, the new route via Antigua will undoubtedly make the Turks and Caicos more accessible and attractive to potential visitors from the Eastern Caribbean as well; a sign of great things for the future of our tourism market."

Turks and Caicos is a nation situated in the West Indies, north of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and southeast of The Bahamas. The Caribbean country has 40 islands and cays, of which only eight are inhabited, and the islands are just 90 minutes from Miami.

The island of Providenciales spans 38 miles and is home to stunning natural landscapes including the vast Grace Bay beach; the naturally-formed limestone opening called The Hole, and Chalk Sound; a long coral reef, which is thriving with marine species; and a large lake with cobalt water and a collection of small cays.

Providenciales is more built up than many other islands in Turks and Caicos and it boasts a variety of luxury beachfront hotels and resorts, stunning white sand beaches, and gourmet restaurants, while the capital island, Grand Turk, is rich in history and home to colonial-style buildings and historic ruins, a luxury cruise facility and pier, and an array of museums and tourist attractions for all ages.

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