The Government of Grenada yesterday announced that Caribbean Airlines Ltd has increased its flight schedule to daily service between Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) and Piarco International starting from tomorrow.
According to a release from the Government Information Service of Grenada, prime minister Dickon Mitchell welcomed the increased intra-regional flights noting the extreme hardship in recent times to move freely between the islands.
“The return of a daily flight service between Grenada and Trinidad is a win for our islands but also a win for the region, which has been struggling significantly with intra-regional travel.
“Regional connectivity is not only important for the tourism industry, but it is also critical to ensure sustained economic growth and development especially in the area of trade and foreign investment,” Prime Minister Mitchell stated.
The Monday and Friday CAL service will depart in the evenings at 8:15 pm arriving at Piarco International at 8:55 pm, offering connectivity to their red eye New York service.
The Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday flight service departs MBIA at 11:20 am and arrives in Port of Spain at 12 pm, offering convenient connections to the Toronto flight service.
Wednesdays and Fridays depart at 9:15 am with the Wednesday service operating via Barbados and arriving at Piarco International at 12:10 pm and the Friday non-stop service to Piarco arrives at 9:55 am.
Petra Roach, CEO of the Grenada Tourism Authority also welcomed the timely addition of flight options, noting that many are eager to travel during this holiday period.