Barbados will benefit from the introduction of three weekly flights from Germany to the island as of Monday (October 28).
The direct flights will go between Frankfurt, Germany and the Grantley Adams International Airport and are being provided by Eurowings, a low-cost airline based in the European country.
The flights will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays using an A330 aircraft which seats 330 passengers, according to a release.
The initial landed in Barbados on Monday with a Barbadian delegation led by Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Kerrie Symmonds.
“I want Lufthansa to understand that Barbados’ airport will be a place which benefits you and us from the prospective of doing trans-shipment to Europe and also shipment of local commodities,” Symmonds said.
With the addition of approximately 1,000 seats to the island, CEO of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI) William Griffith, said BTMI will look to capitalise on the extra seats the partnership will bring. “
The departure and arrival of the flight, which is expected to operate until April 2020, was met with much celebration and fanfare.