Following a year of record-breaking growth, Barbados anticipates an even larger influx of U.S. visitors with the latest uptick in flight service from American Airlines.
Starting Dec. 19, 2018, American Airlines will expand its winter capacity from hub cities Charlotte and Miami to Barbados until its 2019 summer core flight schedule begins. Daily service out of Charlotte will run from Dec. 19-April 2, 2019 and from June 6–Aug. 19, 2019. Saturday only service will run from April 3 to June 5, 2019 and Nov. 3 to Dec. 18, 2019. Connecting flights will be available Aug. 20–Nov 2, 2019. Meanwhile, three times daily service will run from Miami from Dec. 19 to April 2 and June 6 to Aug. 19, 2019. Twice daily service will operate at all other times.
This will deliver an increase of almost 50 percent capacity from April 2 through to August 20 and will assist Barbados in reaching new visitation milestones from the U.S.—the nation’s top growth region globally.
“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 the Hon. Kerrie Symmonds, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, in press materials. “In 2017, Barbados welcomed 188,970 U.S. visitors and we anticipate surpassing 200,000 visitors from the U.S. in 2018 – improving on last year’s already significant 30-year record.”