More Airlines Resume Flights to Caribbean Islands

Busy flying schedule

New opportunities for local airlines in the Caribbean arise as many destinations gradually begin to open.

The Caribbean air service is taking this opportunity and expanding its destinations. The international visitors will be more than welcome to board the intra-Caribbean service.

Flights to Caribbean 

Grenada Tourism Authority officials announced that Air Canada will resume service to the Caribbean Islands starting from August 10.

However, there will be a weekly flight that will depart on Mondays from Toronto Pearson International Airport at 9:00 a.m. And arrive at Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport at 2:05 p.m.

Return flights will depart Grenada at 3:00 p.m. and arrive in Toronto at 8:25 p.m. The scheduled flights will utilize Air Canada’s core aircraft as opposed to the Rouge subsidiary jets used in past service to the destination.

However, due to the low number of coronavirus cases Canada is among Grenada’s “medium risk” countries. People traveling from such destinations must check the mandatory protocols before booking the flight. Moreover, they must check the on arrival requirements to the island, said GTA officials.

Grenada restarted opening in phases on July 15. However, it categorizes visitors as low, medium, or high-risk, for the purposes of entry. The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has provided detailed guidelines. And issued an official comprehensive document for each of the three categories.

Way Forward

“This is a huge step for Pure Grenada. As we continue to observe a measured approach to reopening the destination to international travelers,” said Patricia Maher, GTA’s CEO. “As one of our key source markets. We are pleased to know that we will be able to welcome back visitors from Canada,” she said.

“While we are happy to have visitors explore our vibrant culture and immersive activities. we encourage all travelers to be mindful and ensure they adhere to the current advisories,” Maher added.

Meanwhile, Turks & Caicos-based interCaribbean Airways on Tuesday launched new regional flights. From Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport to Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica.

However, the carrier’s expanded Eastern Caribbean routes will “give connective travel to the existing 22 cities served by interCaribbean across its Pan-Caribbean network,” said company officials in a statement.

“Barbados is fortunate that interCaribbean has been chosen as its southern hub with a view to expansion and the establishment of headquarters in the future,” said Mia Mottely, Barbados’ prime minister. Barbados officials recently met “with a number of airlines who have expressed interest in operating in the eastern and southern Caribbean,” Mottley said, prior to this week’s announcement.

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