Come Fly To Barbados!
Getting a flight to Barbados is easier than you might think. It’s now easily accessible from many parts of the world, and flight services to the island are increasing every year.
British Airways, American Airlines, and Air Canada are the major international airlines regularly flying into Barbados, but you’ll still find plenty of flight services available, with some of the smaller airlines servicing the Caribbean and South American regions. A number of charter airline companies also provide flights to this little island paradise, especially during December to April, Barbados’ peak tourist season.
And, we’ve made it even easier for you to get to Barbados with our flight information below. Flight schedules are subject to change (depending on the season), but we have tried to provide the most accurate and up to date information as possible, as at December 2015.
For a list of all airlines flying into Barbados, check out the Grantley Adams International Airport website (www.gaia.bb/airlines), and always check with your travel agent, or directly with your airline, for the best flight service to get you to Barbados. If you wish to view the flights arriving to Barbados each week, visit the Flightstats website.
The main flight operators from Canada to Barbados are WestJet (http://www.westjet.com/guest/en/home.shtml), Air Canada (www.aircanada.com), and Caribbean Airlines (http://caribbean-airlines.com).
Calgary-based WestJet began operations in 1996, and ten years later was rated the second-best low-cost airline in North America. Famous for these low fares, WestJet offers a year-round service to Barbados.
Air Canada, Canada’s largest airline and the country’s flag carrier, is a long-serving airline to the island of Barbados. On its current schedule, Air Canada offers daily non-stop flights from Toronto (www.totallytoronto.com), as well as flights from Montreal to Barbados three times a week.
Caribbean Airlines also operates several connecting flights to Barbados from Toronto.
And, if you’re travelling from Canada in the winter season, you have the added option of Canadian charter airline Sunwing (http://www.sunwing.ca/), also operating out of Toronto.
There are many flight options when travelling to Barbados from the United States.
American Airlines (AA) (www.aa.com) operates the largest numbermost of the direct international flights coming into Barbados. The airline offers daily non-stop flights to Barbados from New York JFK Airport, Miami International Airport, and now has a direct service from Dallas Fort Worth to Barbados three times a week (Monday/Thursday/Saturday).
JetBlue (www.jetblue.com/vacations/barbados-vacations/ – Barbados vacation packages) is a US-based low-cost airline which is continually increasing its services to Barbados. JetBlue now offers direct weekly flights from Boston to Barbados, complementing its other daily non-stop flight from New York’s JFK Airport.
JetBlue also recently announced plans to start a daily non-stop service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Barbados, starting April 2016.
Delta Airlines (www.delta.com) had previously only offered flights to Barbados from Atlanta, but after a three year absence from the market, it resumed its services to Barbados in December 2014 with two weekly flights from both Atlanta and New York JFK airports.
Caribbean Airlines also operates connecting flights to Barbados from New York JFK, Miami International, and Fort Lauderdale airports.
Note: US Airways once operated daily non-stop services from Philadelphia to Barbados, and one non-stop flight per week from North Carolina however the airline ceased operations in October 2015 and merged with American Airlines to create the largest airline in the world.
UK and Europe
Flying from UK/Europe to Barbados, your main airline choices for scheduled flights are British Airways (www.britishairways.com/en-us/destinations/barbados/flights-to-barbados) and Virgin Atlantic (http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/gb/en/destinations/caribbean/barbados.html) from the United Kingdom; and Condor (www.condor.com) out of Germany.
British Airways flies a 224-seater Boeing 777 from London’s Gatwick Airport direct to Barbados’ Grantley Adams International airport 9-12 times a week, with a flight time of approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes. There’s 1 flight on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 2 flights on Fridays and Saturdays.
Virgin Atlantic also flies to Barbados from both Gatwick and Manchester airports in the UK, and Caribbean Airlines operates connecting flights to the island out of London Gatwick Airport.
Condor, a German leisure airline, is the only scheduled flight carrier out of Europe. The airline lands in Barbados twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays from Frankfurt International Airport.
The airline offers up 100 in-flight movies to choose from, depending on seat class, plus on-line booking and web check-in. One of BA’s latest innovations: telephone check-in.
Antigua-based LIAT (www.liat.com) is the main commuter airline operating between the islands of the Caribbean and schedules daily direct flights into Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport from all over the Caribbean.
The airline also has international partnerships with Virgin Atlantic and JetBlue.
Caribbean Airlines directly serves Barbados from all over the Caribbean and also offers connecting flights from various international locations.
To support increasing interest from Latin American tour operators, from December 2015, Columbian national carrier, Avianca (www.avianca.com) introduced a new non-stop option to Barbados. The airline departs El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Columbia, and lands in Barbados two times a week (Wednesdays and Saturdays).
The new Avianca service now enables connections between Barbados and Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Panama City, Mexico, Lima, San Salvador, Guayaquil, and Quito via Bogota.
American Airline’s smaller carrier, American Eagle also offers a non-stop service to Barbados from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Happy flying from the team at Totally Barbados!
Author: Brett Callaghan