Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. in partnership with JetBlue celebrates new direct U.S. flight route from New Jersey’s Newark International Airport (EWR) to Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) in Barbados, beginning Saturday, November 19, 2016.
The new direct flight route service will be available once a week on Saturdays, giving U.S. travelers in the New Jersey area a seamless way to get to the sun-drenched Caribbean island. JetBlue’s Newark route will become the fourth U.S. city with non-stop flights to Barbados – direct service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) was launched in April of this year, preceded by Boston’s Logan International Airport in 2015, and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) which began in 2009.
“We are delighted to be adding another direct flight to our portfolio,” said Petra Roach, BTMI’s U.S. Director. “As a result of our incredible partnership with JetBlue we have seen an amazing 11.5% increase in arrivals year to date. This represented a total of 135,311 visitors compared to 121,401 visitor arrivals in 2015 and further proves that Barbados is a favored destination among U.S travelers.”
Available for booking on JetBlue.com, the weekly non-stops will shuttle between Newark (EWR) and Bridgetown (BGI) with the following Saturday schedule:
EWR – BGI Flight#313 9:37am – 3:29pm
BGI – EWR Flight#314 4:25pm – 8:41pm
JetBlue’s flights between Newark and Barbados will be operated on the airline’s Airbus A320 aircraft and will offer the airline’s award-winning service featuring assigned and comfortable seating; complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and non-alcoholic/soft drinks; free first-run Hollywood movies on flights to the Caribbean; and the most legroom in coach (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch of U.S. airlines).
For more information on travel to Barbados, visit www.visitbarbados.org.
The island of Barbados offers the most authentic Caribbean experience with its exceptionally rich culture and history rooted in remarkable landscapes. Rated as one of the world’s sexiest beaches in 2008 by Concierge.com; Barbados’ Crane Beach in St. Philip stands as a premier destination for travelers. Barbados is also the first Zagat-rated Caribbean island and is known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean. Barbados has hosted several world class events including: The annual Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival; the 2006 PGA World Golf Championships-Barbados World Cup, the ICC Cricket World Cup Finals in 2007, the Sentebale Charity Polo match with Prince Harry of Wales in 2010, and the ICC Twenty20 Cricket Finals for 2010, and the Rihanna LOUD concert in 2012. Accommodations range from picturesque plantation houses and villas, to quaint bed and breakfasts and award-winning, five-star resorts. Grantley Adams International Airport offers even more non-stop and direct service from a growing number of U.S., making Barbados the true gateway to the Eastern Caribbean. Barbados was voted eighth in the World by Trip Advisor’s “2008 Travelers’ Choice Destination Awards” in its Top 100 Destinations category. For more information on travel to Barbados, visit www.visitbarbados.org, follow on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/VisitBarbados, via Twitter @Barbados.
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