Travel company TUI has made its return to Saint Lucia.
The travel giant has resumed weekly direct flights from London Gatwick to Saint Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport.
The flights will run through March 2021, according to Saint Lucia tourism officials.
The first flight this week brought 182 passengers and crew to Saint Lucia.
“We want to thank our people again for their continued commitment to maintaining our Covid-19 protocols. It’s not an easy task but it’s necessary and is one of the reasons why major travel brands such as TUI support Saint Lucia year after year, even in these most challenging times,” said Saint Lucia Minister of Tourism Dominic Fedee. “Our international visitors have now come to understand the importance of our health measures and checks when they visit us. We know that they choose Saint Lucia because they feel safe and of course they are going to have a great time.”
On Nov. 5, TUI will launch a second weekly flight to the UK, with service out of Manchester to Saint Lucia.
Saint Lucia reopened for tourism in June.