Air Canada is to add extra flights to Barbados this coming winter season in order to meet growing demand. As a result, the island is set to record double-digit growth in seat capacity from Canada for the 2016/2017 winter season.
The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI) said it anticipated a 27 per cent increase in airlift from Toronto and an additional 23 per cent rise from Montreal as a result of additional service by Air Canada.
â€œThis new arrangement speaks to growing demand for Barbados among Canadian travellers, even in the face of a falling Canadian dollar,â€ the BTMI said in a release.
Commencing November 5th 2016 through to April 2017 Air Canada will use its 767-300 Rouge leisure aircraft direct from Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) to Barbados. The Canadian carrier will also introduce a double-daily service on the same route utilising A319 Rouge aircraft with 12 premium seats and 124 in economy. This service will be suspended briefly from January 9 to February 11 but will resume on February 13, 2017 through to April 29 of the same year.
A seasonal service from MontrÃ©al-Trudeau Airport (YUL) to Barbados will be operated on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from December 24th 2016 through to April 30th 2017.