interCaribbean Airways made the much anticipated inaugural flight to Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Using one of the airline’s Embraer 120, the aircraft touched down at 12:16 p.m. and was greeted by the customary water cannon salute.
Chairman of interCaribbean, Lyndon Gardiner said that Barbados will serve as the airline’s Southern hub and will initially fly to Grenada, St. Lucia and Dominica from there. Pending approvals, flights to St. Vincent is scheduled to come on stream in September.
Minister of Maritime Affairs Kirk Humphrey, who stood in for Minister of Tourism Senator Lisa Cummins, thanked the airline for its service to Barbados and the Caribbean people.
Regional customer service specialist of interCaribean Gilles Bussutil said that the inaugural flight was generating interest in travel to Barbados.
Since the demise of regional carrier, LIAT, interCaribbean is one many airlines that have expanded its services in the Eastern Caribbean to fill the void left in its wake.
interCaribbean Airways operates a fleet of 30-seater Embraer 120s and 45-seater Embraer 145s. Gardiner stated that three of the 30-seater aircraft will initially be stationed in Barbados to serve that part of the region.