Delta and Barbados Announce Non-Stop Flights from NY and Atlanta to Barbados

Caption: R to L: Richard Pile, District Sales Manager, Delta Air Lines, chats with Barbados Tourism Authority's (BTA) Chairman, Adrian Elcock; BTA's Interim President and CEO, Petra Roach; and Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association's (BHTA) President, Sunil Chatrani after the just concluded press conference launching the recommencement of a Delta Air Lines' Barbados service. (PRNewsFoto/Barbados Tourism Authority)
Caption: R to L: Richard Pile, District Sales Manager, Delta Air Lines, chats with Barbados Tourism Authority’s (BTA) Chairman, Adrian Elcock; BTA’s Interim President and CEO, Petra Roach; and Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association’s (BHTA) President, Sunil Chatrani after the just concluded press conference launching the recommencement of a Delta Air Lines’ Barbados service. (PRNewsFoto/Barbados Tourism Authority)

News Americas Now, New York, NY, Friday June 27, 2014- Delta Airlines and Barbados have jointly announced new non-nonstop service from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta to Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados.

The service is scheduled to begin on December 4, 2014 with twice weekly flights. Flights will operate Thursdays and Saturdays, and two flights will start simultaneously, one from New York into Barbados and then onto Atlanta; and then a second one originating in Atlanta travelling to Barbados and then on to New York.

“Bringing 160 seats on each airplane into Barbados starting December 4 is very exciting for us,” said Richard Pile, District Sales Manager at Delta Air Lines. “It offers several opportunities or Barbados including the connectivity through the Atlanta gateway, which will now connect Barbados to about 220 destinations. In addition, by having the Barbados services come in from Atlanta and then up to New York, we are making sure that the airplanes get back to our hubs in time to make connections to various cities across the USA and throughout the world.”

Adrian Elcock, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Barbados Tourism Authority said, “We now have an exciting opportunity to grow the US market and bring it back to the halcyon days before, where we will be able to have well over 150,000 persons coming into Barbados as visitors.”