American Airlines has announced the addition of non-stop, daily service from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to Barbados Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) beginning December 19, 2018.
This announcement comes just weeks after the carrier unveiled its third daily flight from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Barbados, which is also set to launch December 19.
The island anticipates a demand for additional flight service given the growth in U.S. arrival numbers, which have risen year after year. In 2017, Barbados welcomed 188,970 U.S. visitors – a 30-year high – and the country is showing no signs of slowing down.
“Increased service to these important cities will help to ensure another year of record passenger arrivals to our destination.”
High-level airline partnerships have been a cornerstone effort for the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI). This strategy has led to increased airlift and the introduction of new gateways including Fort Lauderdale, Boston and Newark.
Tickets for the new route went on sale June 17.