The airline is planning to begin the new three-times-weekly schedule on December 16. The service will add to American Airlines' existing services to Barbados...

American Airlines will offer Dallas/Fort Worth-Barbados nonstop service from this winter, subject to approval from the respective governments.

The airline is planning to begin the new three-times-weekly schedule on December 16. The service will add to American Airlines’ existing services to Barbados from New York JFK and Miami International Airport. Tickets are now available for purchase.


“Barbados is a wonderful Caribbean destination and we’re thrilled to expand our service to the island from our largest hub and international gateway in DFW,” says Peter Dolara, American’s senior vice president for Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. “This new service will offer convenient connections and provide passengers with the opportunity to discover this great destination.”

American Airlines has fitted all of its 124 Boeing 757-200s with blended winglets, which reduce drag and lower fuel consumption on most sectors by as much as 6 per cent

“We are extremely pleased to add American Airlines nonstop service from DFW to Barbados,” says David Rice, president and chief executive officer of the Barbados Tourism Authority. “These new flights will provide our customers from the Central and Western regions of the U.S. easier and more convenient access to Barbados. We look forward to bringing more visitors to our beautiful island from so many key U.S. markets.”

American will operate its DFW-Barbados flights with Boeing 757s featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 166 in the Coach cabin.

Customers may book their flight at www.aa.com, by calling American Airlines Reservations at 1-800-433-7300, or through travel agents. Complete air and hotel vacation packages are also available through American Airlines Vacations at www.aavacations.com or 1-800-321-2121.

The schedule calls for American’s flight AA514 to depart Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) at 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays from December 16, to land at Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) on Barbados at 9 p.m. local time.

In the other direction, flights on the Barbados-DFW route begin on December 17, with AA615 timed to leave BGI at 11:00 a.m. and to reach DFW at 3:30 p.m. local time. American’s flights will operate on Fridays, Sundays and Tuesdays.

Times for arrival at and departure from Barbados show as one hour later from December to March, because Barbados does not observe Daylight Savings Time.

For more information on travel to Barbados, visit www.visitbarbados.org, or contact the Barbados Tourism Authority at 1.800.221.9831.

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