Aruba Airport Welcomes British Airways
ORANJESTAD – After nearly ten years of negotiations and preparations, Aruba Airport welcomed the first British Airways flight, which from now on flies to and from Aruba twice a week, on Thursdays and on Sundays. With this achievement, the Aruba Airport continues to develop in the European continent, the Caribbean and continuing to diversify its markets that are being served from our island. British Airways will be flying to Aruba throughout the year on Thursdays and Sundays with a stop in Antigua. The LGW-AUA flight will be operated with a Boeing 777-200ER equipped with 336 seats, providing 32 Club seats, 52 World Traveler Plus seats, which is superior economy class, and 252 seats in the economy section; Departing from London Gatwick Airport.
Flight BA2157 Departing London Gatwick 10:00 hrs – Landing in Antigua 13:35 hrs
Flight BA2157 Leaving Antigua 14:35 hrs – Landing in Aruba 16:30 hrs
Flight BA2156 Departing Aruba 18:30 hrs – Landing in Antigua 20:15 hrs
Flight BA2156 Departing Antigua 21:15 hrs– Landing London Gatwick 10:15 hrs
Aruba Airport Authority N.V.’s CEO Mr. Joost Meijs, indicated: “This is yet another achievement for the tourism industry of our island with a permanent service between London Gatwick Airport and Aruba. The introduction of this direct service is a goal we were working towards, and it is wonderful to see how the efforts to develop the service is paying off. In a very competitive sector, it is essential to have a direct service throughout the year and with easy connections from large markets. This is a team effort, and I am convinced that it will be a success!”
About British Airways
British Airways is an airline that carries the flag of England. It was founded on August 25, 1919, that is, 103 years ago as Air Transport and Limited Travel (Aircraft Transport and Travel Limited) and on March 31, 1974 (48 years ago) they changed their name to British Airways. It was an airline that belonged to the Government and that they privatized in 1987.
British Airways is headquartered in Waterside, close to the main operating base at London Heathrow Airport. British Airways has a fleet of 257 aircraft that fly to 183 destinations; with its “frequent flyer” program known as Executive Club/Avios.
British Airways is part of the One World Alliance (World Alliance) along with 12 different airlines that are: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian and SriLankan Airlines, not forgetting Fiji Airways as a Oneworld Connect partner.
About AUA Airport
AUA Airport is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean region, with 22 different airlines operating into Aruba contributing to processing over 2.5 million passengers per year and providing air service to 22 cities and 34 non-stop destinations worldwide. AUA Airport’s markets served comprise of 78% from the United States & Canada, 11% from Latin America, 6% from Europe, and 4% from Dutch Caribbean, year to date, February 2023. AUA Airport attributes this to the island’s stable economic and political climate, hospitable and multilingual population, and safe environment. AUA Airport’s aspiration is to become one of the most Sustainable, Safe, and Future Proof airport so the Latin America & Caribbean region, providing a trusted workplace, modern airport facilities and excellent customer service which reflects Aruban hospitality, contributing to a prosperous future for Aruba.
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