Thursday 27 June, 2019

More connections from US to Grenada with American Airlines

Travellers from the United States now have increased options and easier connections when flying to Grenada.

Close to 100 passengers arrived aboard the second American Airlines Saturday flight from Miami on December 22, 2018 at the Maurice Bishop International Airport.

The additional flight leaves Miami International after 9 am and arrives in Grenada after 1 pm while the original flight on Saturdays leaves Miami at 10:45 am and arrives in Grenada at 3:22 pm. These flights will allow many travellers to make connections on Saturdays without having to overnight.

Chief Executive Officer of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) Patricia Maher was on hand to welcome the additional flight, where travellers were greeted with steel pan music and treated to cultural dancers in traditional wear and a refreshing rum sorrel drink.

“We are happy for the double capacity from this key gateway of Miami International Airport on Saturdays with American Airlines as we have experienced strong growth in visitor arrivals from the United States of 12.3 percent year to date in 2018,” she said.

The US market accounts for 47 percent of market share for stayover arrivals with the five top performing feeder markets being New York, Florida, New Jersey, California and Texas. 

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