The island of Barbados has become an important Caribbean tourist destination. This happened also thanks to the presence of an important international airport which is among the busiest airports in the Eastern Caribbean. Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) is located along the southern coast of the island southeast of the capital Bridgetown. This airport, which is one of the most important airports in the Caribbean, is the only air entry point for tourists visiting Barbados. A comfortable flight is in fact the easiest and fastest way to get to the island.
HOW TO GET TO BARBADOS
The island is well connected by flights with the other Caribbean islands. But numerous flights also come to Barbados from North America (Canada and the United States), Latin America (Guyana), and Europe (mainly from the United Kingdom but also from Germany). Canada is connected to Barbados by Air Canada Rouge (Toronto-Pearson and Montreal-Trudeau) and WestJet (Toronto-Pearson) flights.
There are not many direct flights from Europe to the island of Barbados but there are excellent connections departing from London. Once you reach London you can comfortably take your direct flight to the island of Barbados. British Airways has flights to Barbados departing from London Gatwick Airport in connection with numerous European airports. Virgin Atlantic Airways also has flights to Barbados from London-Gatwick and Manchester airports. An alternative to fly to the island may be the German company Condor. This airline has direct flights to Barbados departing from the German airport in Frankfurt am Main which is easily accessible from the main European airports.
There are also some United Kingdom charter flight companies that connect numerous United Kingdom airports with the island of Barbados, including TUI Airways.
The flight time between Europe and Barbados varies between 10 and 12 hours, the times for stops and changes of planes are excluded from this account.