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Aer Lingus flights to Barbados via Manchester Take Off

21st October 2021 - 5:00pm

Barbados Tourism BTMI marked the launch of Aer Lingus’ first Caribbean route from the UK

Barbados Tourism BTMI marked the launch of Aer Lingus’ first Caribbean route from the UK

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Barbados Tourism BTMI marked the launch of Aer Lingus’ first Caribbean route from the UK. The brand new EI 31 service departed at 10.15am on Wednesday marking a major new milestone in the airline’s services from the UK. The new direct route from Manchester will operate on an Airbus A330-300 series, with economy (287 seats) and business class (30 seats) fares.

 

Aer Lingus will operate two weekly flights to Barbados from Manchester (Wed & Sat) until the end of April, as well as an additional weekly flight each Friday from 30 October.

 

Fly Dublin to Bridgetown via Manchester from €598 economy return and from €2,500 business one-way. Fly Cork to Bridgetown via Manchester from €618 economy return and from €2,600 business one-way. Fly Belfast to Bridgetown via Manchester from £608 economy return and from £2,350 business one-way. Aer Lingus’ Book with Confidence policy gives customers added flexibility and enables them to change their travel dates free of charge, and as many times as they wish, up to two hours before their flight departs (see aerlingus.com for further details).

 

In more news from Manchester, from December 1 Aer Lingus will begin operating its first ever non-stop direct flights from Manchester to New York’s JFK airport. Aer Lingus will also start its third new route from Manchester to Orlando on December 11.

 

Senator Lisa Cummins, Barbados Minister of Tourism and International Transport, said: “Today, Barbados is celebrating the arrival of Aer Lingus’ first Caribbean flight from Manchester to Bridgetown. Manchester Airport is one of the busiest airports in the UK and is easily accessible from across Northern England and Scotland, by road, air and rail. Later this evening, we will be at the GAIA to receive the flight as she arrives with the first visitors”.

 

The island of Barbados offers a unique Caribbean experience steeped in rich history and colourful culture and rooted in remarkable landscapes. Barbados is the home of 2 of the 3 remaining Jacobean Mansions left in the Western hemisphere, as well as fully functional rum distilleries. This island is known as the birthplace of rum, commercially producing and bottling the spirit since the 1700s. Each year, Barbados hosts several world-class events including the annual Barbados Food and Rum Festival; the annual Barbados Reggae Festival; and the annual Crop Over Festival, where celebrities such as Lewis Hamilton and its very own Rihanna are often spotted.

 

Accommodations are wide and varied, ranging from picturesque plantation houses and villas to quaint bed and breakfast gems; prestigious international chains; and award-winning five-diamond resorts. In 2018, Barbados’ accommodation sector captured 13 awards in the Top Hotels Overall, Luxury, All-Inclusive, Small, Best Service, Bargain, and Romance categories of the ‘Traveler’s Choice Awards’.

 

Visit Barbados and experience why for two years in a row it won the prestigious Star Winter Sun Destination Award at the ‘Travel Bulletin Star Awards’ in 2017 and 2018.

 

For more information on travel to Barbados, visit HERE, follow on Facebook and via Twitter Visit Barbados.


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Barbados Tourism BTMI marked the launch of Aer Lingus’ first Caribbean route from the UK
Barbados Tourism BTMI marked the launch of Aer Lingus’ first Caribbean route from the UK
Barbados Tourism BTMI marked the launch of Aer Lingus’ first Caribbean route from the UK
Barbados Tourism BTMI marked the launch of Aer Lingus’ first Caribbean route from the UK

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