Tourists who choose to fly to their getaway in Holetown will get a gorgeous aerial view of the town before landing at the island's only international airport in Christ Church. International planes typically fly low over the island's west coast before sweeping into their final decent to the south east, giving visitors a sneak peek of the tropical splendor that awaits.
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(BGI) is the island's international airport. Though it has been the main source of international travel for generations, in the last decade major improvements to the infrastructure and equipment has made it an even more recommendable destination. Thousands of passengers land here each year, placing it on the list of the top ten busiest airports in the Caribbean, and the airport manages to handle it all with a 11,000 foot long asphalt runway, five taxiways, two terminals, and 22 gates.
Both international and regional air traffic lands at Grantley Adams International Airport on a daily basis. As you begin your search for flights near you, you'll notice that they are available in abundance from New York City and Miami in the United States, Frankfurt and England from Europe, and Tortonto and Montreal in Canada. If you don't live near these cities, booking a connecting flight will be necessary. The airport in San Juan, serves this purpose as well.
If you'll be flying from the U.S. this information can aid the planning process. Online services don't always list the most logical options so it's useful to see which airlines actually fly direct to this airport.
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines|
The following list indicates airline companies that have direct service out of Canadian airports.
|Montreal, Canada||YUL||Air Canada|
If you're going to fly from a location in Europe the following chart will be useful.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||British Airways, Thomson Airways, Virgin Airlines|
See the following chart for air service from other Caribbean airports. Even if you can't take a flight directly from your favorite airport, making a connection through another airport in the Caribbean could be a good solution.
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||LIAT, Thomas Cook Airlines|
|Basseterre, St. Kitts||SKB||Phoenix Airways|
|Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||BQU||SVG Air|
|Canouan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||CIW||SVG Air|
|Castries, Saint Lucia||SLU||Caribbean Airlines, LIAT|
|Dominican Republic||SDQ||Phoenix Airways|
|Mustique, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||MQS||SVG Air|
|St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||SVD||LIAT, SVG Air|
|Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago||POS||LIAT|
|Union Island and nearby islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||UNI||SVG Air|
|Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia||UVF||Thomas Cook Airlines|
The customs officials in Barbados don't make it too difficult to get through the inspection process. You'll need to arrive prepared with your passport as well as a valid return or onward ticket, and you'll generally be good to go. If you're visiting for longer than three months you'll need to have a visa as well, and be aware that Barbados does not allow camouflage items to entry the country.
There are several different options available for tourists from the airport. You can take a taxi for $29.50(USD), or head across the street from the parking lot and take the bus for $0.75(USD). Many people choose to rent a car and drive themselves. The trip will take you northwest mainly on Tom Adams Highway and Errol Barrow Highway. For more information about rental cars, click here.
With many major airlines offering nonstop flights to Barbados, you'll find it easy to book a getaway in Holetown, allowing you to avoid the stress that vacation planning is known for, and quickly move to the place in the process where you are able to imagine yourself reveling in the tropical destination.
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