British Airways Increase Christmas Capacity to Barbados from London Heathrow

Barbados has welcomed British Airways’ announcement of the addition of a second flight from London Heathrow to Bridgetown, Barbados, this winter to accommodate for peak season over Christmas and New Year’s.

This new flight, operating in December 2021 and January 2022, will add 3,000 seats to British Airways’ service from London to Bridgetown, which currently comprises two services – one from London Gatwick and the other from London Heathrow.

Cheryl Carter, BTMI Interim Global Head of Markets, said “Barbados is delighted with the news that British Airways will increase their service from London Heathrow to Bridgetown for December and January 2022. Winter is peak season in Barbados, with temperatures reaching highs of 29C. This new flight will allow even more UK travellers to enjoy some winter sun and experience our beautiful island.”

The establishment of this new service, from the largest and busiest airport in the UK, will offer even more connectivity options for UK holidaymakers, business travellers and residents.

The additional British Airways flight from London (LHR) to Barbados (BGI) will run on the following dates

  • December: 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 26th, and 27th
  • January: 2nd, 3rd, 8th, and 9th

The Barbados (BGI) route will see an aircraft upgrade to Boeing 777-300, giving Business Class passengers the opportunity to experience the recently introduced Club Suite.

This new aircraft will offer more premium seats than ever before:

  • First Class: 8
  • Club World featuring the new Club Suite (Business Class): 76
  • World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy): 40
  • World Traveller (Economy): 130

Club Suite offers direct-aisle access and a suite door for greater privacy, luxurious flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. Boasting 40 per cent more storage, including a vanity unit and mirror, 18.5-inch inflight entertainment screens, high-definition gate-to-gate programming, and PC / USB power; every aspect of British Airways’ Club Suite has been designed for today’s customer.


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About Barbados – The Jewel of the Caribbean

Barbados is the easternmost of the Caribbean islands and offers visitors a truly authentic experience. With a rich culture and history, the island is 166 square miles and has a population of approximately 275,000 people. Though given the name “Los Barbados” by Portuguese sailors in the 1500s, the first English settlers arrived in 1627, and the island remained a British colony until 1966, when it became an independent nation.

With 80-plus pristine white-sand beaches, from the calm azure waters of the west coast to the unspoilt, crashing waves of the east, Barbados is justifiably famed for its beaches. Whilst many are recognised as the most beautiful in the world, Barbados has plenty more to offer the discerning traveller. Visit plantation houses, botanic gardens, rum distilleries and caves nestled among the fields of sugar cane, as well as the capital Bridgetown and its historic Garrison area. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is not to be missed and represents a significant era of British colonial military heritage.

Barbados is often referred to as the culinary capital of the Caribbean. The island has an unparalleled food scene, with an array of outlets, from places to try the local cuisine to fine dining restaurants and everything in between. The island has a programme of numerous festivals throughout the year, from jazz to sailing, gospel to rum, reggae to horse racing and of course one of the calendar highlights, Crop Over and Grand Kadooment.

Barbados is the dream destination for your travels: with over 3,000 hours of sunshine per annum, a year-round tropical climate with average temperatures in the high 20s, and a safe, welcoming environment, it is tailor-made for fun, relaxation and surprise.

For more information on travel to Barbados, visit, follow on Facebook at, via Twitter @Barbados or Instagram @VisitBarbados.