There are many choices available for flights from Barbados to North America, Europe or the Caribbean.
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There are non-stop flights to:
— New York
— North Carolina
In the event you’re headed to another American, Canadian, Asian, African or European city, there are many connecting flights available.
All the international scheduled carriers offer on-line booking and web check-in for added convenience, plus in-flight moves on the longer flights.
Air Canada, WestJet and, in the winter time, Sunwing, are the carriers that will get you to Canada.
Air Canada has been the dominant carrier between Barbados and Canada for nearly 60 years. On its current schedule it flies from Barbados 8 times a week, with 7 flights to Toronto (1 every day) and 1 on Sundays to Montreal. From December 2008 the planes will get bigger and the number of flights rises to 11 per week – 9 to Toronto and 2 to Montreal.
The 12-year-old Canadian value airline, WestJet, began scheduled service from Barbados to Toronto on November 3rd, 2008 and offers flights to Barbados 4 times weekly with non-stop flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. And from Toronto, WestJet has connections to 28 major Canadian cities, as well as to the United States and Mexico.
Travelling to Canada in the winter season you also have a choice of the 20-year-old Canadian charter airline Sunwing. Sunwing, which aims for low cost and high value, operates 1 service out of Barbados to Toronto on Mondays only.
If the United States is your destination of choice, you have a bunch of options. You can get there directly on scheduled services by:
— American Airlines
— Air Jamaica
— US Airways
These flights from Barbados take you to:
— New York
— North Carolina
With American Airlines you have the widest choice of flights – 21 per week, 2 per day to Miami International and 1 a day to John F Kennedy airport in New York. As the largest carrier in the USA, AA also boasts the largest network of connecting locations – over 250 cities.
Air Jamaica typifies the Caribbean as it takes you to the USA. The Jamaican airline flies non-stop to JFK, New York 4 times a week – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. You can expect fewer services after the end of March 2009, as the winter tourist season tapers off.
Delta re-introduces its scheduled non-stop services to Atlanta, Georgia on November 22nd, 2008, with 1 Saturday flight weekly. Though the airline flies to Atlanta, it boasts connections to other key American cities.
Delta’s services from Barbados are expected to go from 1 per week to 3 from December 21st, 2008, leaving for Atlanta on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. From January 8th, 2009, this changes again to 2 flights a week – Saturdays and Sundays.
US Airways currently has 1 Saturday flight per week from Barbados to Charlotte, North Carolina using a 150-seat Airbus 320. Airline officials expect this to grow to 3 flights weekly from January 2009, with 2 services to North Carolina on Saturdays and Sundays and 1 on Saturdays to Philadelphia.
Flying to Europe from Barbados provides you with scheduled flights on:
— British Airways
— Virgin Atlantic
British Airways flies a 224-seater Boeing 777 to London’s Gatwick airport 9 times a week, usually in the evening. There’s 1 flight on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 2 flights on Fridays and Saturdays. The airline offers up 100 in-flight movies to choose from, depending on seat class.
Virgin Atlantic flies mainly Boeing 747 jumbo jets, with 1 flight per day from Barbados to London’s Gatwick airport – Sunday – Saturday – and 1 flight on Sundays to Manchester.
Condor is the only other scheduled carrier to Europe. The German airline leaves Barbados once a week for Frankfurt, via Margarita, on Fridays.
There are about 35 flights out of Barbados daily for other parts of the Caribbean, including the English, French, Spanish and Dutch countries.
Antigua-based LIAT is the main commuter airline operating in the islands. Liat has about two dozen flights out of Grantley Adams International Airport every day, serving 22 different Caribbean countries.
Caribbean Airlines is a key choice if your destination is:
— Trinidad and Tobago
— St. Maarten
There are 3 services daily to Port of Spain using 50-seater dash-8 aircraft. You can also get to Guyana from Barbados once a day on Caribbean Airlines.
The airline uses its bigger jets, the Boeing 737, for its 4 times per week services to Jamaica and Antigua (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and 3 times weekly flights to St. Maarten (Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays).
American Airline’s subsidiary carrier, American Eagle will get you to Puerto Rico 4 times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.