ORANJESTAD – Minister of Tourism Dangui Oduber announced that as of this coming Sunday, Aruba will be receiving British Airways for the first time. This is the result of Minister Oduber’s policy of diversifying tourism on the island and expanding our international markets.
British Airways will operate two weekly flights on Thursdays and Sundays from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) using a Boeing 777-200 with 336 seats.
Minister Oduber is convinced that this new flight will not only increase the number of tourists but also grow the British market for Aruba as a destination. The tourists who come to Aruba are affluent and spend a lot of money, and their currency (British pounds) is very strong.
Minister Dangui Oduber thanks AAA, especially the Airlift Committee Mrs. Brown and Arends, and ATA, especially ATA-Europe and ATA-UK, for this great achievement. The government of Aruba is grateful for the confidence that British Airways has placed in our country.
Aruba is ready to offer a new generation of tourists an unforgettable experience and to continue to entice them to choose Aruba as their second home. Minister Oduber continues to work on the diversification of tourism on Aruba.
Once again, it is shown that diversification policy produces concrete results. With this new flight, Aruba opens up new opportunities in the European market. A historic achievement.