Airline hoping to link families and businesses

(Barbados Today) – Cheaper air travel and improved cargo service are among the plans for Barbados as InterCaribbean Airways seeks to exp13and air links between Bridgetown and other regional destinations.

“Fares that actually respond to the market desires. People do want fares that are inclusive of baggage and they want a fare that is inclusive of beverages and something to [eat] onboard the aircraft. We have included those in our fares, and also allow for flexibility for leisure and business travel so it fits the needs of our customers,” said Bussutil.

Pointing to a growing network of regional destinations for the 29-year-old airline, he said Barbados will now be at an advantage as they continue to establish direct flights to other Caribbean destinations from Bridgetown and provide in-transit services.

InterCaribbean Airways started with two daily flights from Bridgetown to Castries, St Lucia; one daily flight to Roseau, Dominica; and ten weekly flights to St George’s, Grenada.

Officials are hoping to introduce flights from Barbados to St Vincent and the Grenadines by October 1 and to other destinations at a later date as approvals are received.

“We really want to make sure that Barbados becomes the travel hub to the destinations of the customers all around the world, whether they come to Barbados or are going outside of Barbados. This is something we are working with the Ministry of Tourism and other airline partners to really make Barbados the lead hub of the Caribbean when it comes to air transport,” he said.

Chief Executive Officer of InterCaribbean Airways Trevor Sadler said the airline would soon announce the details of a full cargo service to and from Barbados.