British Airways on Sunday March 29th, introduced a Boeing 777 service to the Turks and Caicos Islands. This introduction coincides with its new route from London, Gatwick to Providenciales via Antigua.
The British Airways’ weekly service replaces the London, Heathrow to Providenciales via Nassau route which was previously served by a Boeing 767 aircraft. The massive Boeing 777 is now the largest commercial airliner servicing Turks and Caicos Islands.
In a simple ceremony following the arrival of the inaugural flight, Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association President, Michel Neutelings commented that “it also opens up connections to the Middle East and China as well because it has a direct link via Gatwick and also we will get to visit the Eastern Caribbean.” He added “Europeans especially who really come to the Eastern Caribbean a lot more than the Turks and Caicos will be able to link their stays with a hotel in one of the countries in the Eastern Caribbean with a stay here in the Turks and Caicos. And it will enable some people who stay here to go to the Eastern Caribbean.”
British Airways plans to increase the frequency of flights to twice weekly starting in October 2015.
The Boeing 777 aircraft is the longest range commercial aircraft in operation. The 777-200 series can seat up to 400 passengers in a 2-class configuration.