Dutch carrier KLM is returning to Barbados for the upcoming winter season, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The airline will be operating a direct flight from Amsterdam to Barbados beginning Oct. 18, 2022.
The route will operate three weekly flights, with service on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
“The European market is an important market to Barbados and our offices in Europe have been working to find ways to make accessibility to Barbados easier for our European visitors. With KLM currently operating out of 90 cities in Europe, the resumption of this flight to Barbados strategically places the island as a reachable hub for all,” said Jens Thraenhart, CEO of Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. “We are pleased at KLM’s confidence in building Barbados as a winter destination for its hub at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. We will be working on programmes in the market to support and defend this airlift and ensure we have a productive season.”
The Amsterdam-Barbados route will operate through the end of March 2023.
“We are happy to return to Barbados this winter season and to encourage exploration of this exotic gem in the Caribbean via our hub at Amsterdam,” said Emile Arnst, Manager Destination and Tourism Development at Air France-KLM.