British Airways,which recently opened up direct service to Cancun, has announced that they will be increasing the number of flights in response to the high demand for these flights. Just after the first British Airways flight to Cancun,it was clear that this new route would be popular and the flight frequency would need to be increased. After only one week of service,customer demand has prompted a switch from two times per week to three,starting March 2011.
CFO Keith Williams announced at a gala dinner marking the first touch down flight in Cancun that the airline will be boosting the number of flights to the new location. Williams addressed attendees at the dinner,which included Mexico's minister of tourism,British Ambassador Judith McGregor,Mexican ambassador to Mexico Eduardo Media Mora as well as local dignitaries. He explained that the decision to offer flights to Cancun was a natural for British Airways.
“We know that choice is hugely important to our customers,” said Williams,“And that's why we are so pleased to offer Cancun – it has so much.”
The first flight of the new route touched down on November 3,2010. British Airways uses a Boeing 777 to transport passengers. There are three cabin choices on board,including BA's Club World business class that features fully flat beds.
Before the new flights launched,head of BA UK & Ireland Sales Richard Tams said “We're delighted to be the only UK scheduled airline offering direct flights to Cancun. With sweeping beaches,innovative parks,relaxing spas,sports on land and sea,fabulous hotels and unique opportunities to explore Mayan culture,the Yucatan peninsula truly offers something for everyone.”
Cancun has hundreds of international incoming flights daily,but the British Airways expansion marks the first three time per week flights directly from the UK to Cancun with a scheduled airline.