Providenciales, 24 Feb 2015 – A new Caribbean connection coming for the Turks and Caicos Islands as British Airways has announced that it will be changing its route into Provo. BA will no longer fly to the Providenciales International Airport from Nassau in The Bahamas; but now from Antigua.
The flight will remain a once weekly commute, arriving in Provo shortly after 5pm and departing for Antigua two hours later; no day has been specified, but BA currently runs on Sundays. And while the flight will be upgraded from a Boeing 767 to a Boeing 777 which has a longer fuselage and broader wing span; the new route will prove somewhat problematic for the Filipinos who frequent the British Airways flight as now they will have to overnight in Antigua; because the continuing flight to London Gatwick is not until next day.
The news has already prompted a visit by a Filipino ambassador of the region and the Filipino community says it will now have to be far more proactive when it comes to travel arrangements which will also now be more expensive.
As for what prompted the move, London Air Travel says it is unclear, explaining online that: “It may simply be a more effective use of capacity. BA will continue to offer three classes of service (World Traveller Economy, World Traveller Plus Premium Economy and Club World Business Class) on the route.
The new route takes effect March 29th.