British Visitors Stranded in Caribbean for Additional Month

by: - May 7, 2020
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Flights scheduled to repatriate a number of British nationals stuck in Caribbean countries have been suspended.

British Airways announced Tuesday morning that it would no longer be able to resume its services on June 5, 2020 as planned and has instead changed it to July, 1, 2020.

It is not clear how many people have been affected by the suspension, as the General Manager Patrice Skerrit told Antigua media that she was not in a position to give a comment.

British Resident Commissioner for Antigua, Lindsy Thompson, however, told media that the consular team has been in contact with some passengers.

“Understandably, our consular team has received a few enquiries from British nationals about how they may return home in the absence of commercial flights. A charter is being considered.

Affected customers in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines are asked by British Airways to contact them directly, with related queries regarding bookings.

In early April, the airline announced that it had reached a deal to temporarily suspend more than 30,000 of its cabin crew and ground staff.

Adam Carson, the Managing Director of Gatwick for British Airways said that the airline was also suspending its Gatwick flying schedule at the start of April and there is no certainty as to when or if these services can or will return.

(Antigua Observer)