American Airlines service from Miami to Barbados resumes
American Airlines at the Grantley International Airport (FILE)
Floridians and Barbadians who felt stranded in Florida can now once again hop on one flight from that State to Barbados.
Today, the first American Airlines flight out of Miami International Airport (MIA) to the Grantley Adams International Airport landed this afternoon. This marks the resumption of a service that has been grounded since the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking to Loop News, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Senator Lisa Cummins said:
"We are very excited to welcome American Airlines back into the market. American Airlines is going to be flying out of the Miami International Airport gateway five times a week, and we're looking forward to being able to not only allow Barbadians who have been looking forward to coming home but our visitors who as long as they are able to meet the protocols are able to take a flight and come into Barbados."
The flight was scheduled to land in Barbados at 2:24pm, today, Thursday, October 8. This was the first flight since May 2020*.
The Boeing 737 arrived and departed without any issues. It left the Grantley Adams International Airport around 4:12 pm.
Cummins said that Barbados will be welcoming more routes as airlift increases significantly this week and this month in comparison to the numbers since the resumption of commercial air travel back in July and August. Cummins also shared that in a few days' time, Barbados will be welcoming the inaugural flight on British Airways out of Heathrow as well.