FORT LAUDERDALE– Barbados will quickly have a brand new airline service to attach with the USA and the Northern Caribbean.
Beginning as a constitution service from July 18th 2023 by August sixteenth 2023, Bahamas Air will start flights from Nassau, The Bahamas to Bridgetown, Barbados, through Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The twice-weekly service presents a brand new various for guests and the diaspora to go to Barbados throughout the busy Crop Over interval, and for Barbadians to hook up with the USA and Northern Caribbean seamlessly.
Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Advertising and marketing Inc. (BTMI), Shelly Williams mentioned that the announcement got here after months of negotiation with the airline. “We’re happy to share the success of our talks with Bahamas Air to supply a secure and inexpensive various service to Barbados out of the USA and the Northern Caribbean this summer time. We’ve got labored with the airline and our stakeholder companions in Barbados to carry this to fruition.”
Enhance in inexpensive summer time journey and alternatives for the native financial system
Furthermore, Williams famous that the brand new flight was excellent news for locals as properly, because it introduced Barbadians with the chance to journey to Fort Lauderdale, The Bahamas and by extension, the Northern Caribbean islands for the summer time interval.
“This constitution doesn’t solely consider the guests and diaspora that may come to Barbados through Bahamas Air, nevertheless it additionally provides Barbadians an choice to affordably journey out to the USA and the Northern Caribbean islands together with The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Bermuda and so forth,” Williams mentioned. “A few of our journey agent companions have already introduced thrilling packages to service Barbadians who wish to construct out a full vacation expertise.”
Acknowledging that Crop Over is “undoubtedly one among our busiest seasons”, she added that the anticipated inflow may also present additional scope for Barbadians with rental properties, mattress and breakfasts and guided tour firms to cater to vacationers looking for immersive experiences throughout their keep.
“Securing this flight as an possibility for guests, and Barbadians residing abroad who need to come house for the Pageant, is integral to assembly the demand for airlift to the island in addition to rising the alternatives for locals to learn from the rise in arrivals to our shores.”
The BTMI Chair famous that after additional dialogue with the airline, it was the corporate’s intention for the constitution to progress to a scheduled service after August, to take care of the favored FLL-BGI route which isn’t at the moment being served by any airline. With a aggressive fare beginning at USD $599 spherical journey, Williams famous that she expects Bahamas Air to enrich the already present airlift between Barbados and the USA, whereas conserving connectivity open between Barbados and the Northern Caribbean.
The BTMI has already launched into a advertising and public relations thrust with journey brokers and in client media behind the USA and Caribbean gateways to make sure the success of the brand new constitution. Inside coming days, Barbadians can look out for ads from native journey brokers on methods to guide.