Barbados is set to record double-digit growth in seat capacity from Canada for the 2016/2017 winter season, the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc (BTMI) announced today.
The tourism marketing agency 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.
“This new arrangement speaks to growing demand for Barbados among Canadian travellers, even in the face of a falling Canadian dollar,” the BTMI said in a release.
It said Air Canada would use its 767-300 Rouge leisure aircraft direct from Toronto to Barbados commencing November 5, 2016 through to April 2017.
The Canadian carrier will also introduce a double-daily service on the same route utilizing 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, the BTMI said.
“Barbados will also benefit from a seasonal service from Montreal on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from December 24, 2016 to April 30, 2017. These additional 42 flights, which will equate to 5,712 seats, will operate on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.” The BTMI stated in the release.