Barbados, UK Sign Air Services Agreement

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Barbados and the United Kingdom have signed a new air services agreement.

The deal is “expected to strengthen existing air transport links between the two countries,” according to a statement.

“Under this agreement, Barbadian-designated carriers can operate to intermediate points and points beyond, and the United Kingdom-designated carriers can operate from points in the United Kingdom to intermediate points beyond,” said Barbados Foreign Minister Maxine McClean. “Through this agreement, there will be the opening up of the Barbados/UK route to numerous European and Caribbean carriers that will have the long-term effect of improving service and keeping prices low, while providing increased business opportunities and enhancement of Barbados’ international reputation, especially as a tourism destination.”

The UK has long been the largest source market for tourists to Barbados.

— CJ Staff