Barbados became Aer Lingus’ first Caribbean destination today, 20th of October, as the airline’s inaugural non-stop service from Manchester to Bridgetown departed this morning.
The landmark EI31 service departed at 10.15 am heralds a new era for both Barbados and Aer Lingus. For those dreaming of holidaying on the idyllic island, renowned for the pristine beauty of its landscape and boundless charm of its people, this new direct route from Manchester (IATA: MAN) to Bridgetown (IATA: BGI, Grantley Adams International Airport) allows even more connectivity for UK and Irish visitors.
This morning’s inaugural flight marks the launch of Aer Lingus’ first Caribbean route from the UK. Flights will operate twice weekly until the beginning of November 2021,
Lennon Chandler, Business Development Officer, Milton Inniss, High Commissioner for Barbados to the United Kingdom, Jenny Rafter, Head of Leisure Sales Aer Lingus & Marc Mccollin, Senior Business Development Officer.
The new direct route from Manchester will operate on an Airbus A330-300 series, with both economy (287 seats) and business class (30 seats) fares.
Manchester Airport is the UK’s third-largest airport, and the largest outside London, serving more than 22 million people within a two-hour drive and handling more than 27 million passengers per year.