Heathrow reopens ‘gateway to world’

Tourism hopes have been boosted by the reopening of Heathrow Airport as a gateway to the world with a direct British Airways (BA) service to Barbados.

The first BA flight from Heathrow after a 15-year hiatus touched down at Grantley Adams International Airport on Saturday, bringing 182 passengers on the 226-seater, four-class Boeing 777-200.

Among them was a delegation of 19 British travel agents and media led by Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.’s (BTMI) director for the United Kingdom, Cheryl Carter.

She said yesterday: “We were very excited about the opportunity to reopen that gateway because it provides all the seamless connections not just within the UK from Newcastle and Scotland, major cities in Ireland like Dublin and Belfast, but also great seamless connectivity from most of the major cities in Europe and from the African continent with connections from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya. 

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