Holiday-makers will find it easier than ever to travel to Barbados with the launch of Continental Airlines` non-stop service from Newark Liberty International Airport beginning December 18, 2003. Continental will operate a 124-seat Boeing 737-700 on the route, with flights timed for convenient connections at Newark to and from dozens of destinations throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
Four weekly flights on Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday will depart Newark Liberty International Airport at 8:45 a.m., arriving in Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown, Barbados at 2:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time). Return service from Bridgetown will depart at 3:15 p.m. (2:15 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time), arriving at Newark at 7:18 p.m. Flight times will allow travelers to take advantage of the best of Barbados, including spectacular music festivals, world-class golf, superb beaches, diverse cuisine options, and shopping.
“We are so pleased to offer the New Jersey area, home to travelers with a strong interest in Barbados, non-stop service to the island,” commented Bill Silvermintz, Vice President of Marketing for the Americas of the Barbados Tourism Authority. “We are also confident the Continental Airlines service will open up tourism to Barbados through Continental`s Newark feeder markets.”
The Continental Airlines flights to Barbados will serve the key markets of New Jersey, Southern New York and Northeastern Pennsylvania. Additionally, same day connections will be possible to and from cities including Albany, NY; Rochester, NY; Boston, MA; Cleveland, OH; Hartford, CT; Norfolk, VA; Las Vegas, NV; Manchester, NH; Portland, OR; and Quebec City, Canada.
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