Both American Airlines and JetBlue are expanding service to Barbados this summer, responding to increased travel demand with additional flights.
For late summer travel, American Airlines will be adding an additional daily flight, servicing Miami, Florida (MIA-BGI) from Aug. 15-Sept. 5. Currently American Airlines has twice daily service from MIA to BGI, therefore this additional flight will increase Miami to three times daily.
Similarly, US travelers can expect to see daily flights via American Airlines from Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT to BGI) resume from Dec. 21, just in time for the holidays. This is a significant increase from the current weekly service from CLT to BGI, and will continue until April 3, with the exception of Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Jan. 8-March 4.
“We’re extremely excited to expand the airlift servicing our US market for 2023 and going into 2024,” stated Eusi Skeete, [US Director, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI)]. “We understand that demand for the destination is very high and we’ve been working closely with our longstanding airline partners to meet this demand.”
“We’ve been intentional in our efforts to stimulate demand for the destination through creative marketing initiatives, an amplified presence in key focus cities and leveraging our strategic partnerships which is proving to be a winning formula. This is truly a win for Barbados, our partners, and of course, travelers,” added Skeete.
JetBlue has also extended its second daily flight from New York (JFK-BGI), through September and October. The popular redeye flight was previously slated to end at the beginning of September but will now continue through to October.
“We are continuously identifying growth opportunities to expand airlift across the US market and are quite optimistic for the prospect of increased service, particularly as demand for travel to Barbados remains high,” stated Skeete. “We will continue to work closely with our airline partners to create even more travel opportunities as we expand across the US.”