AirX Charter (AXY, Malta Int'l) will start operating frequent charters between London Stansted and Bridgetown in Barbados on behalf of luxury tour operator Blue Sky Luxury and aircraft charter broker Caledonian Jets.

A statement said the services will operate weekly starting on July 3 and will use AirX Charter's only A340-300, 9H-BIG (msn 374). The all-business-class quadjet is configured for up to 100 passengers.

Travellers will be required to check-in at a designated hotel near London Stansted a day before departure to undergo COVID-19 testing at their own expense. This is intended to prevent infections between arriving passengers and Barbadian nationals.

Operations have tentatively been planned through the end of 2020.

Flights between the United Kingdom and Barbados are currently suspended. British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) aims to restore its operations from London Gatwick on July 18, 2020, initially as weekly but growing to 3x weekly in August, while Virgin Atlantic (VS, London Heathrow) intends to restart weekly services on August 1, according to the ch-aviation schedules module and the airlines' internet booking engines.