Open-Skies for Barbados – Hope that new agreement with USA will bring increased air traffic.

“This agreement means the travelers, airlines and economies of both the United States and Barbados will benefit from competitive pricing and more convenient service,”

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Representatives of the United States and Barbados have reached an Open-Skies Agreement that will liberalize U.S.-Barbados air services for airlines of both countries. Barbados will become the 99th U.S. Open-Skies partner.

Upon signature of the agreement, airlines from both countries will be allowed to select routes, destinations and prices for both passenger and cargo service based on consumer demand and market conditions. The agreement, which was reached on July 1, provides airlines, for the first time, with codesharing and intermodal rights. The previous U.S.-Barbados air service agreement, signed in 1982, contained restrictions on the cities that carriers could serve and placed limits on charter operations. The new agreement will remove these restrictions and provide important enhanced cargo rights.

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One response to “Open-Skies for Barbados – Hope that new agreement with USA will bring increased air traffic.

  1. Adrian Loveridge

    Frankly, I am suprised there has been no official
    media release or public statement from the BTA and/or Ministry of International Transport and Ministry of Tourism, bearing in mind the potential
    implications of this agreement.
    I have asked Neville Boxill, the new aviation consultant of the BTA to clarify what this actually means and whether FAA Category ONE status has been granted to Barbados.
    I understand it was granted to all (or some) of the OECS through the East Caribbean CAA sometime ago.