New British Airways Jets for Summer 2016

British Airways will start flying its newer 777-200 jets into Grand Cayman from July 2016.

 

 
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The larger planes mean a slight increase in airlift from the U.K. into the islands. Engineering reports indicate that the runway could handle the aircraft in the short term, though some reinforcement work would ultimately be required.

Flights to Heathrow will continue to be routed through the Bahamas as an extended runway would still be required for a plane of that size to take off from Grand Cayman with a full load of passengers and fuel. British Airways described the switch to Boeing 777 jets as a boost to its service in Cayman that could increase tourism from Europe.

Diane Corrie, the airline’s commercial manager for the Caribbean, said, “The larger aircraft will be especially welcomed by the business communities on both islands, including executives of the banking and finance sector, insurance companies and law firms and residents of Cayman who travel frequently to London and beyond on British Airways. “There will be increased capacity, especially in the premium cabins, and this will also help to boost visitor arrivals from the U.K. and Europe.”

The 777 aircraft will offer a choice of three cabins – Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller.

 

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