Grenada has finally been able to secure additional airlift from American Airlines. This was announced by Minister responsible for Civil Aviation, Hon. Alexandra Otway-Noel during an inter view with the Government Information Service (GIS).
The Minister disclosed that American Airlines – which presently services Grenada with Thursday through Monday flights –will, from December 2014, be providing daily flight services between the United States and Grenada.
“We’re really excited to announce that American Airlines will be going to daily flights as of December 2014.That is going to be a big deal for us because it is going to allow us to get more volume, as well as get some more connections on different days through Miami,” Minister Otway-Noel said.
The Minister stated that she is happy American Airlines has decided to increase flights to Grenada, as this strategic move is necessary to create more scheduling options for travelers to and from Grenada.
“This will meet the needs of not only our visitors and Diaspora, but our locals, our business community and St. George’s University faculty and students. They will have a bit of an easier time traveling and more transportation options,” she said.
The Minister attributes the increase of flights to the concerted effort of the entire industry, the increase in demand and the relationship shared between Grenada and American Airlines.
“Our relationship with American Airlines is very strong and we thank them for their continued support as we continue to provide a world class tourism product,” Minister Otway-Noel said.
In the meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Minister said her Ministry continues to strategically look for airlift out of the right destinations.
“We continue to reach out and make sure that we are being seen in the right markets. We want to ensure we are opening up ourselves to markets that are doing well and that have good potential,” Minister Otway-Noel said.