Two More Canadian Airlines To Fly To Barbados!

Canadian airlines SunWing and WestJet will be flying scheduled (ie: not charter) service to Barbados from Canada.

This is great news because Air Canada has just laid off a couple of thousand staff and is cutting back on overall flights by something like ten percent. I don’t know if their Barbados flights will be impacted, but it doesn’t look good.

Here is the press release for SunWing – only a few minutes old.

Here is the WestJet story.

(I guess you can tell that Robert is your BFP editor today!) 🙂

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17 responses to “Two More Canadian Airlines To Fly To Barbados!

  1. Hants

    I hope the BTA will come up with an AD campaign in Canada.
    I have not seen a TV AD for Barbados recently but Jamaica is on TV with their “one love” theme.

    The Canadian Travel Agents must be “encouraged “to sell Barbados.

    We also need to be clear about prices and quote them in US or Canadian. $50 sounds better than $100.

  2. Hants, I have not seen any Barbados promotions either. Meanwhile, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, both on the Caribbean and the Pacific side are well advertised. Cuba has repeat visitors from Canada and many from Europe.

  3. Wishing in Vain

    I must certainly tip my hat to the NEW MINISTER OF TOURISM MR RICHARD SEALY for a sterling effort in putting this effort together for us Barbadians.

    It is really refreshing and invigorating to have a new sensible and knowledegeable person at the helm of a most important Ministry such as Tourism is to this country, we need him to function at 1000 % if we are to go thru this unsettled period,with great success.

    It is great to see that we now have someone that understands that we need the facility to move people to our shores to get them here to let them spend money in the local economy and that he also understands that we need to have a return of new hotel room stocks at our disposal for these new arrivals.

    This new approach is so unlike the idiot Blarney MM Lynch who we grew tired listening to him lie and his constant rants about arrival figures via the cruise liner traffic.

    My congrats to Minister Sealy and his team at the Ministry of Tourism for putting this great effort together.

  4. Vigo

    WIV whats become of Blarney MM Lynch? It was reported he was on opposition team in a support capacity. I hear now he is a messenger in Miami. You could shed any light?

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    BFP says,

    Tell us what you know, Vigo! Messenger for whom? Doing what?

  5. Wishing in Vain

    He Blarney MM Lynch like Mascot have gone into hidingand have not been seen or heard of since the last elections.

    From reports reaching me Mascot was recently asked to say a few words at a funeral of an old lady and he took his few minutes to tell the audience that her claim to fame was that she was very early to realise his greatnest and his skill as a politician.

    What does that tell you about this arrogant stupid idiot?

    With regard to Blarney MM Lynch he has not b een seen or heard of at all since election day, he received a call the day after elections from a party faithful to congratulate him on his his election performance and to tell him thanks for doing such a poor job that the people had no choice but to kick his behind out of office.

    He took licks both from outside and from within the party in the lead up to the elections, as well he might, he like so many of the former BLP gov’t were strickly focused on their retirement package and boosting the kitty even further.

  6. Hants

    WIV I hope the new Minister puts pressure on the BTA to market this new airlift out of Canada.

    nuh lotta long talk. Agressive marketing to make Barbados the preferred destination for Canadians again.

    I hope to “tryout” these 2 new Airlines this year.
    I flew on WestJet within Canada and was impressed with the service.

    I want to see ads on TV that are as good or better than the Jamaican ads.

  7. Wondering

    BFP

    It’s been six months since the elections why are you still focusing on the last administration.

    Instead of taking this government to task on the high cost of living in Barbados. Or do you reserve this honour only for the BLP?

    I am tired about hearing about the performance of the last government. I want to hear about the performance of this government on every aspect. I want to see results not hear alot of talk . I want them to keep ALL of their election promises.

    I want to see action not the name and blame and do nothing game that is currently going on. What has our government achieved in the last six months please tell me and don’t tell me about talk I want to their supporters to tell me one thing that they have done which does not include talking about alleged corruption or giving away our government.

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    BFP says,

    First of all, you are misrepresenting BFP’s position entirely when you say that we are focused only upon the last administration. Why you are doing this and what agenda you represent we can only guess at.

    Have a look at the title bar with the PM holding the gun. Have a look at the list of recent articles. Of the 15 displayed, 8 could be said to be critical of the DLP government, 5 are critical of the BLP, and 6 are about other issues or are neutral. (The numbers don’t add up to 15 because some of the articles are critical of both DLP and BLP and we counted the reference to each party separately)

    So you entirely misrepresent our work and position.

    You sound like you want Bajans to forget about 15 years of corruption, thefts and offshore bank accounts. You sound like you want the BLP thieves to be able to retire to Miami or Switzerland and not have to worry about being exposed or hunted down.

    Get this straight, my friend: WE WILL NEVER REST UNTIL OUR MONIES ARE RETURNED AND THE CROOKS ARE IN JAIL.

  8. Wishing in Vain

    Wondering
    I am sure if youy were to be honest with yourself you will agree that good progress has been made and continues to be made, remember the wonderful promise of making NHC homes available to those that have paid their rents for the last 20 years, do you recall the elated look on the faces of those that received the paperwork to process thru to final ownership???

    A STOP has been put to the wholesale corruption that Arthur and his band of crooks carried out against us the taxpayers as you will have noticed the first one is now being processed by the DPP.

    One day at a time my friend, one day at a time.

  9. Hants

    Wondering
    June 27, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    “Instead of taking this government to task on the high cost of living in Barbados.”

    If you live on this planet,you would have noticed that the rest of the world is dealing with rising cost of Oil,food and related products.

    There are problems in the world economy. Barbados is part of this world.

    The DLP won the Election at the beginning of a world economic crisis. They are doing a good job so far.

  10. Sony

    Now it should be pointed out that these negotiations were started by the BTA long before elections, despite what we might want to believe the business of government does not revolve only around politicians, there are hard working public servants.

  11. Wishing in Vain

    BFP,

    Get this straight, my friend: WE WILL NEVER REST UNTIL OUR MONIES ARE RETURNED AND THE CROOKS ARE IN JAIL.

    Is this you or me writing the above lines????

    I must admit that I like the eagerness and passion you show for justice and honesty in Gov’t.

    Will you be doing any features on the current bribery and corruption at the SSA involving Alleyne, as you may or may not know he also had a scam going with HALLAM NICHOLLS of buying unneeded truck parts for the SSA to collect his kickback from NICHOLLS.

    Or will you be looking into the fiasco of the Dr Leo Brewster scene along with that of his girlfriend who have teamed up to hit us for over a million dollars?

    He signed off on a massive cost overun on the South Coast project to assist his own bank account, or his ownership of the trucks hired to carry out the work for this project?

    Or will you tell the taxpayers about the 1,2,3 men of Urban??

    These are very worthy of further exposure and detail.

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    BFP says,

    Tell you what, WIV… Will you please put everything you know… every little detail, dates, people, observations etc in an email and send it to us. We’ll work hard to confirm what you say and fill in the holes, then we’ll do a series of articles.

    We will respect your confidentiality and will even email you copies of the article for your input prior to publishing – so you can ensure that nothing in the article will reveal your identity.

    Please email us at: barbadosfreepress@yahoo.com

  12. Tell me Why

    Tell you what, WIV… Will you please put everything you know… every little detail, dates, people, observations etc in an email and send it to us. We’ll work hard to confirm what you say and fill in the holes, then we’ll do a series of articles.
    …………………………………………………………………………………
    BFP, you will just be Waiting In Vain. I am almost certain that with the Alleyne/SSA scenario, it will be better to have concrete evidence before the talk shop attitude. WIV, maybe your haste to convict along with your constant mouthings might be a negative for the administration.

  13. Tell me Why

    Will you be doing any features on the current bribery and corruption at the SSA involving Alleyne, as you may or may not know he also had a scam going with HALLAM NICHOLLS of buying unneeded truck parts for the SSA to collect his kickback from NICHOLLS.
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    WIV, you always have some sort of gossip or the other. How in earth will Mr. Alleyne be able to import parts without the knowledge of a workshop manager?
    Now WIV, if this colaboration with Nicholls is indeed a fact. Don’t you feel the Health Minister, the AG and the PM would move swiftly and silently in getting charges laid before the courts. WIV, you see I used the word ‘SILENTLY’

    Your constant questionable exposure on such serious corruption shows that it is all red herring. I want all those politicians et al that were raping our treasury made to pay the penalty.

  14. Tell me Why

    WIV. Why don’t you allow PM Thompson run the country instead of your constant gossip. Possibly, you might be the reason for all the uneasiness in the Government. You talk too much by exposing things that should have been researched first and act later.

    What do you have to say about the reinstatement of Mr. Alleyne?

  15. dog-bite-yah

    It seems my government is having an extremely hard time uprooting BLP yardfowls from their entrenched positions. This is a pity. I am tired of seeing them still sucking the treasury. As for that eagle face looking union leader who called a strike straight up; your time will come. How irresponsible! Shame on you!

  16. Wondering

    Your manner of attacking people for having an opinion is the reason why there is no real discussion on this blog.

    Only the same people day in and day out. Makes me wonder if you’re not one and the same.

    THANK YOU!

  17. Wondering

    I’ll be heading to Barbados Underground where there is real discussion.