People who want to visit Barbados by air can rely on airlines operating out of a number of major cities worldwide. These flights will bring you into the Grantley Adams International Airport located at the southeast tip of the island. It is one of the largest airports in Caribbean and is about 16 kilometers or 10 miles away from the country's capital, Bridgetown. Below are 6 major airlines that offer cheap flights to Barbados.

British Airways

The British Airways offer many Barbados flights year round. However, their direct flights typically come out of Gatwick, London which take 8 hours and 50 minutes. Travelers coming from the Manchester via British Airways will need to make a stopover in Gatwick first and then travel on to the island aboard the aforementioned flight.

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Airways also has Barbados flights for visitors who will be traveling from London and Manchester. Unlike the British Airways flights from Manchester, Virgin Atlantic offers a direct flight to the island of Barbados from Ringway International Airport in Manchester City, with a total flight time of 8 hours and 40 minutes. These flights fly out on twice on Mondays and Fridays only.

American Airlines

American Airlines is the most popular airline carrier among travelers from the United States bound to Barbados. They offer cheap flights to the island coming from New York, Miami and Dallas. There are direct flights from each of these cities to Barbados. Other times, you will need to transfer from one state to another state to catch a connection flight to Barbados (eg New York -> Miami -> Barbados). A flight from New York to Barbados will take 4 hours and 40 minutes. A flight from Miami requires a shorter flight time of 3 hours and 25 minutes while the flight from Dallas will take more than 7 hours due to making 1 or 2 stop overs.

Air Canada

If you are traveling from Canada, Air Canada offers cheap direct Barbados flightsout of Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Toronto, Ontario. The shortest flight from Toronto to Barbados aboard Air Canada will take 5 hour and 5 minutes. Air Canada also offers a flight from Elliot Trudeau Airport (YUL) in Montreal, Quebec to Barbados, taking 7 hours and 45 minutes with a layover in Toronto, Ontario


The Westjet, one of the latest additions to the airlines traveling to Barbados, is another option for visitors who will be coming from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Starting operation in 1996, it is one of the most common choices for people who are looking for cheap air fare. However, it does not offer Barbados flights every day. You can only rely on this airline on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. It also has flights to and from the United States and Mexico making it a great alternative for visitors who were not able to get direct flights to Barbados and therefore require a connection to another airline.

Caribbean Airlines

Caribbean Airlines, an airline whose operation is centered around take visitors to and from a number of Caribbean destinations, offer direct Barbados flightsfrom Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. If necessary you can get to Jamaica from Orlando, Toronto, New York and Philadelphia. You can also fly from Toronto or New York to Trinidad and Tobago.

You can reach Barbados in just 3 and 30 minutes from Montego Bay or 2 hours and 35 minutes from Kingston. From Trinidad and Tobago, a nonstop flight will take only 50 minutes.


Source by Denise McCarthy