United expands its service to Barbados

United Airlines will start year-found flights from Newark and Washington Dulles to Barbados beginning in September. The airline currently flies to the island seasonally, from November to April, from Newark on Saturdays and Dulles on Sundays.

“Initially, United Airlines’ service to Barbados was introduced in 2021 to support winter travel for passengers onboard the Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas vessel,” said Eusi Skeete, U.S. director of Barbados Tourism Marketing. “However, since then, the appeal has grown significantly, with Barbados continuing to see a distinct rise in visitors from the New Jersey, D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas.”

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United joins JetBlue and American airlines in offering year-round service to the island.

The expanded schedule to the island’s Grantley Adams Airport will start in time to get guests to the popular Barbados Food and Rum Festival, slated for Oct. 19 to 22.

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