Barbados secures additional airlift out of Germany
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday March 18, 2016 – Barbados will get more flights coming from Germany – its most important source market in Continental Europe – for the 2016/2017 winter season.
Condor Airlines has agreed to operate a new service out of Munich, Germany, on Saturdays, beginning on November 12, which would bring the number of weekly services from Germany to the island to three.
The Munich airport is Germany’s second largest hub and the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) says it is expected to guarantee better access for persons coming from “Germany’s wealthiest regions”, Austria, Northern Italy and Switzerland.
The BTMI’s Chief Executive Officer, William Griffith, said the agreement was a positive one for Barbados.
“Good airlift is the backbone of any tourism sector and we continue to have great relationships with our airline partners. Our primary goal going forward is to deepen those partnerships, just as we’ve demonstrated with Condor in Berlin,” he said.
Head of Network Development Long Haul for Thomas Cook Group Airlines, of which Condor Airlines is part, Wilken Bellman, spoke highly of Barbados as a destination and was optimistic about the new service.
“Barbados is a great holiday destination that sees increasing popularity from Germany and other countries in Central Europe. It is perceived as safe, good value for money and offers a wide variety of authentic activities and experiences,” he noted.
“This new flight from Munich also complements our existing service out of Frankfurt, and we look forward to the additional mutual benefits in our partnership with Barbados.”
In 2015, 12,406 Germans visited Barbados, which was 3.2 per cent more than the previous year.
Condor Airlines currently operates three flights a week out of Manchester in the United Kingdom, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
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