PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Thursday April 11, 2019 – Caribbean Airlines has announced the proposed start of non-stop service between Kingston, Jamaica and Barbados from April 15, subject to Government approval.
Once given the green light, the service will operate every Monday and Friday, departing Kingston at 2:50 p.m. and arriving in Barbados at 6:25 p.m. The flight will then depart non-stop to Kingston at 7:25 p.m.
“The launch of this twice weekly non-stop service between Kingston and Barbados, subject to Government approval, is in direct response to feedback from our valued customers. The airline business is about providing a service that our customers want and this flight, is a welcome addition to our network, to serve their needs,” said Garvin Medera, Caribbean Airlines Chief Executive Officer.
“Caribbean Airlines is improving the reach and efficiency of our network, ensuring we have strong connectivity within the Caribbean and we also continue to develop more alliances with industry partners for travel outside the region.”
CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing William ‘Billy’ Griffith is hopeful that the additional 300 seats that the new Caribbean Airlines service from Jamaica will bring will boost arrivals from the neighbouring Caribbean island.
“In 2018, we had over 9,000 arrivals from Jamaica – up 2.2 per cent over 2017. This demonstrates this market’s potential for growth, and with a strong marketing programme and Barbados’ well-packed annual calendar of events, we have high hopes for significant business from the island,” he said.