In a recent press release, the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) announced new airlift capacity for Grenada. As a result, it is expected that by November 2022, the international airlift capacity will return to 2019 levels. 2019 was a record-setting year in which stayover totals for visitors arriving by air hit a peak of 162,904 visitors.
Chief Executive Officer of the Grenada Tourism Authority, Petra Roach underscores the importance of airlift to the island. She explained that connectivity is crucial to the success of the long-term viability of Grenada’s tourism industry. And, to achieve this, the island will continue to build their airlift capacity for the benefit of residents and visitors to the island.
New Airlift Capacity for Grenada
The increased airlift is a valuable development for the island’s tourism plan. Flights from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Germany will recommence in the last quarter of 2022. The specific airlines which will be providing the additional access are Jet Blue, American Airlines, Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Condor.
Flights from North America to Grenada
Jet Blue Airlines has increased their flights and will continue to offer a daily service from JFK in New York. American Airlines’ daily service from Miami and its Saturday service from Charlotte will continue.
Starting in November, visitors from Canada will be able to visit the island via Air Canada’s twice a week service from Toronto Pearson International airport. Additionally, Sunwing Airlines will be offering a one day a week service from Toronto Pearson International.
Flights from Europe to Grenada
There will be flights from the United Kingdom and Germany. Virgin Atlantic will operate a twice a week service from London Heathrow (LHR) via Barbados. British Airways will have a thrice weekly service from London Gatwick – two flights via St. Lucia and one via Antigua. And, starting in November, Condor Airlines will offer flights from Frankfurt, Germany to Grenada.
Flights from the Caribbean to Grenada
There have also been some positive developments for regional flight connections and island hopping to and from Grenada. InterCaribbean Airways operates two daily flights; Caribbean Airlines operates five weekly flights, and LIAT operates two weekly flights. Additionally, there are two daily flights between Grenada and sister island Carriacou.
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