CAL to start direct flights between Jamaica and Barbados

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 06:00

Caribbean Airlines has announced the proposed start of non-stop service between Kingston, Jamaica and Barbados from April 15, 2019 subject to government approval.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the airline said that business, leisure and other travellers can fly non-stop every Monday and Friday between the two destinations.

“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," Caribbean Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Garvin Medera said.

He added: "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. 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.”

He said the airline is looking forward to the additional 300 seats that this new Caribbean Airlines service from Jamaica will bring.

"In 2018, we had over 9,000 arrivals from Jamaica – up 2.2% 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,” CEO of Barbados Tourism Marketing, William “Billy” Griffith said.

The service begins on April 15, 2019, subject to government approval and will operate every Monday and Friday departing Kingston at 2.50 p, arriving in Barbados at 6.25 pm.

The flight will then depart non-stop to Kingston at 7.25 pm where it will arrive at 9.15 pm.