With number of overseas visitors to Grenada surging this year after a record-breaking 2017, airlines are launching extra flights to meet the growth in demand.
During the first 8 months of this year the island welcomed an additional 111,446 stayover visitors compared to the same period of 2017.
This represents an increase of 10.55%.
To meet this growth in demand, American Airlines and Air Canada have announced the launch of additional flights to the Eastern Caribbean island.
American Airlines to Add Extra Flight from Miami to Grenada
American Airlines has announced plans to operate an additional flight from Miami International Airport to Grenada from 22nd December 2018 through to 30th March 2019.
The flight will depart Miami at 9:40am on Saturdays and arrive at Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport at 2:23pm.
This flight will be operated in addition to a later American Airlines flight that departs Miami one hour earlier.
“With this new frequency to Grenada we further strengthen our Caribbean route network, which today includes more than 900 weekly flights to 36 destinations in the region. Grenada is an important market for American, and we look forward to starting this new seasonal flight helping us better meet customer demand,” commented Alfredo Gonzalez, American’s managing director for the Caribbean.
Air Canada to Add Extra Flight from Toronto to Grenada
Air Canada Rouge has also announced plans to launch an extra flight to Grenada from Toronto.
From 18th December 2018, the carrier will operate 3 direct flights per week from Toronto Pearson International Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Extra Airlift is Great News for Tourism & Real Estate in Grenada
By improving access to the island and providing more routes to travel to Grenada, the additional airlift is very positive news for both tourism and real estate in Grenada.
“This is great news for Pure Grenada as airlift is critical to the continued growth of our destination’s tourism industry,” said Patricia Maher, CEO of the Grenada Tourism Authority. “The US and Canada represent two of our largest source markets and we are thrilled to see that our airline partners recognize that Grenada is trending upwards and validate our growth with additional airlift.”