FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines customers will have greater access to beautiful Caribbean beaches this winter as the airline adds nonstop flights to Barbados from its Dallas- Fort Worth (DFW) hub.* This new nonstop, three times per week service begins Dec. 16, and will be an addition to American Airlines convenient selection of flights to Barbados. Currently the airline provides daily nonstop service from New York-JFK and Miami International Airport.
"Barbados is a wonderful Caribbean destination and we're thrilled to expand our service to the island from our largest hub and international gateway in DFW," said Peter J. Dolara, American's Senior Vice President for Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. "This new service will offer convenient connections and provide passengers with the opportunity to discover this great destination."
"We are extremely pleased to add American Airlines nonstop service from DFW to Barbados," said David M. Rice, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Authority. "These new flights will provide our customers from the Central and Western regions of the U.S. easier and more convenient access to Barbados. We look forward to bringing more visitors to our beautiful island from so many key U.S. markets."
Currently available for purchase, the flight will be operated with Boeing 757 aircraft with 22 seats in Business Class and 166 in the Coach cabin. Customers may book their flight through the American Airlines web site at www.aa.com, by calling American Airlines Reservations at 1-800-433-7300, or through their travel agent. Complete air and hotel vacation packages are also available through American Airlines Vacations at www.aavacations.com or 1-800-321-2121. The schedule will be:
Dec. 16, 2010
Dec. 17, 2010
*Subject to Government Approval
**Times will show as one hour later from Dec. - Mar. as Barbados does not observe Daylight Savings Time.
For more information on travel to Barbados, visit www.visitbarbados.org, or contact the Barbados Tourism Authority at 1.800.221.9831.
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SOURCE Barbados Tourism Authority