Barbados, Delta Announce New Nonstop Flights From New York, Atlanta

Just a few weeks ago, Travel Agent told you that the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) was in serious discussions to add more Delta flights to the Caribbean island and apparently they weren't lying.

The BTA and Delta announced Wednesday afternoon a collaboration on new nonstop service this winter to the Barbados from both New York and Atlanta. 

The new flights begin December 4. They are twice weekly between Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown and both New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, where connections to cities across the United States are available. The New York flights represent Delta first ever nonstop flight from the Big Apple to Barbados.

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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, traveling to Barbados and on to New York.

The two Boeing 737 aircrafts have a seating capacity of 160, consisting of 16 business class seats, 18 economy comfort seats and 126 economy seats on each flight. The 737 offers clients amenities including complimentary personal television programming with 18 free channels from DISH Network, comfortable leather seats and up to four more inches of legroom with Economy Comfort.

Does This Mean More JetBlue Flights to Barbados Could be Coming?

Travel Agent was able to get the scoop on the new Delta flights to Barbados through a sit-down interview we recently did with Richard Sealy, tourism minister of Barbados. Sealy told us the Barbados Tourism Authority was in serious discussions to add more Delta and JetBlue flights to the country. Now that the Delta plans have come to fruition, one can only imagine JetBlue isn't too far behind. Sealy told us both Boston and Fort Lauderdale are potential cities where JetBlue could add flights to Barbados from. 
 
Visit www.visitbarbados.org and www.delta.com.