Barbados is set to benefit from a big increase in airlift from this month.
New Flights from the USA to Barbados
In December 2018 American Airlines is to launch new and expanded flights to Barbados from various cities across the USA, including Fort Lauderdale, Boston, Newark, Charlotte and Miami, several of which were announced earlier this year.
Flights from Charlotte to Barbados
American Airlines has announced plans to launch a daily nonstop service from Charlotte to Barbados on 19th December.
Flights from Miami to Barbados
American will also launch a thrice-daily flight service from Miami to Barbados on 19th December.
New and Expanded Services to Deliver 50% Increase in Capacity
The service will be operated through 2nd April and from 6th June to 19th August, with Saturday-only service in the interim.
These new flight services will deliver an almost 50% increase in capacity to Barbados from April to August.
Flights to Boost Barbados Economy
The new and expanded flight services are expected to provide a boost to Barbados’s economy, the tourism sector and real estate in Barbados, by improving access to the Eastern Caribbean island for international property buyers.
“We are ecstatic to see the increase in service from American Airlines, which will add millions in economic impact to Barbados,” commented Petra Roach, US Director for Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
“We are extremely pleased to see that American Airlines has continued its commitment to growing its capacity to Barbados well into 2019 and continues to help us in surpassing the tremendous visitation figures seen during the past few years,” said Kerrie Symmonds, Minister of Tourism and International Transport for Barbados. “In 2017, Barbados welcomed 188,970 US visitors and we anticipate surpassing 200,000 visitors from the US in 2018 – improving on last year’s already significant 30-year record.”
“This investment in Barbados is not something that we take lightly as we know that there are several other destinations which are eager for additional lift so we will be immediately implementing a very targeted promotional program to ensure that we stimulate the demand for this capacity,” Symmonds added.