InterCaribbean Airways launches inaugural flight from Barbados to Jamaica

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In a celebratory event marking both the birthday of reggae icon Bob Marley and the airline’s 32nd anniversary, over 70 passengers and crew members were welcomed to Jamaica on InterCaribbean Airways’ maiden flight from Bridgetown, Barbados to Kingston.

Dubbed the ‘Irie’ flight, a nod to Jamaica’s cultural ethos of positivity and harmony, the flight was more than a mere transportation link; it symbolized the strengthening ties between the Caribbean nations.

Visitors arriving at Norman Manley International Airport were met with warm embraces from tourism officials, setting a tone of hospitality and camaraderie.

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett underscored the significance of the new air route, affirming the confidence that airline partners have in Jamaica as a premier destination.

Bartlett emphasized the collaborative efforts between stakeholders to ensure a robust destination assurance program, prioritizing service excellence, safety, and security.

Expressing optimism for the future, the Director of Tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board, Donovan White, highlighted the strategic importance of the new flight from Barbados.

White emphasized the shared attributes of Jamaica and Barbados, from their picturesque landscapes to their vibrant cultures, positioning them as quintessential Caribbean experiences for visitors.

InterCaribbean Airways’ commitment to enhancing regional connectivity was evident as they announced non-stop weekly flights from Bridgetown to Kingston.

With flights scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and return trips on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, the service promises to facilitate easier access for travelers while bolstering Jamaica’s tourism ambitions.

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