Grenada Broadcasting Network

21st April 2024

  

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The Grenada tourism authority anticipates its international airlift capacity to 2019 levels by November 2022.

Through a press release, the Grenada Tourism Authority announced that International airlift capacity would return to its pre-COVID levels by November 2022.

2019 was a year, which saw stayover totals hit a peak annual figure of 162,904 visitors arriving by air.

Out of the US gateway, Jetblue Airlines is currently operating a daily nonstop service from New York’s JFK, American Airlines continues with daily service from Miami and a Saturday weekly service from Charlotte.

Virgin Atlantic Airways returns with a twice weekly service from London Heathrow Airport and via Barbados whilst British Airways has recently announced that from 30 October 2022 they will be increasing their London Gatwick service from twice weekly through St. Lucia to three times weekly, with the third flight coming through Antigua on Sundays.

Commencing on November 3, the Air Canada twice-weekly direct service from Toronto to Grenada will resume on Sundays and Thursdays, and in November, Sunwing Airlines will offer a once-weekly service from Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Condor Airlines restarts in November from Frankfurt, Germany to Grenada nonstop and the return to Germany via Tobago on Sundays starting 20 November 2022.

Inter Caribbean Airways which commenced service during the pandemic, now operates twice daily to Grenada from Barbados via St Vincent. Caribbean Airlines, operates four times weekly from Trinidad and once weekly from Barbados and Liat operates a twice weekly service from Antigua.

 

Regional airlift will be the focus at the upcoming International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 4th Caribbean Aviation Day to be held in the Cayman Islands. The conference will bring together Ministers of Government and leaders in the Caribbean tourism industry, to discuss how best to maximize the social and economic value of aviation in the Caribbean.

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