Grantley Adams Intl Airport to be expanded

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Grantley Adams Intl Airport to be expanded

Unread post by bimjim » Mon Apr 29, 2019

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GAIA to be expanded
April 28, 2019

Minister of Tourism Kerrie Symmonds says Government is seeking to expand Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) in a bid to accommodate more arrivals.

“We are now in an advanced stage of doing an agreement that would allow us to see 75,000 square feet of new floor space being built out at GAIA and that is like building a new airport and annexing it on to the existing one. [This] gives us an opportunity to see our capacity to handle arrivals move from the record level 687,000 to one million arrivals as quickly as possible thereafter,” he said.

The announcement was made during the Loyal Visitors Cocktail reception held at Blackwoods Screw Docks, Bridgetown over the weekend.

Symmonds also announced that government is closing an agreement with Lufthansa Airlines which would see 1,000 Germans coming into Grantley Adams International Airport.

“We are in the closing of a firm agreement with Lufthansa as they have started to load flights. We have not spent a dollar yet because our marketing commitments have not begun but we have 1,000 people coming out of Germany on Lufthansa with just the announcement. Three days weekly they will be bringing in traffic from Frankfurt,” he said.

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Re: Grantley Adams Intl Airport to be expanded

Unread post by islandflyer » Sun May 05, 2019

Of course he didn't really mean Lufthansa (Deutsche Lufthansa AG), but the leisure carrier from the Lufthansa group, Eurowings. Which I believe already flies to Barbados during the winter season.

But who really pays attention to such mundane things.

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Re: Grantley Adams Intl Airport to be expanded

Unread post by bimjim » Sun May 05, 2019

And this from the guy who is in charge of aviation in Barbados... no comment needed.

But with Ministers of this calibre little wonder Barbados now has almost NO aviation sector, NO proper aviation legislation, NO Category One, NO regional respect, etc.

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Re: Grantley Adams Intl Airport to be expanded

Unread post by islandflyer » Sun May 05, 2019

Well to be fair he's in charge of Tourism (= hotels) and Int'l Transport (= big important airlines like American and British Airways). Aviation is that mysterious technical thing that people sometimes talk about that's scary and confusing. :sun:

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