The announcement came just weeks after the carrier unveiled its third daily flight from Miami International Airport to Barbados, which is also set to launch Dec. 19.
As a result, Barbados is anticipating a demand for additional flight service given the growth in U.S. arrival numbers. In 2017, Barbados welcomed 188,970 U.S. visitors – a 30-year high.
“Our airline partners have been instrumental in the growth of visitation from the United States,” said Barbados’s newly appointed Minister of Tourism and International Transport Kerrie Symmonds.
“This new service signals tremendous confidence in Barbados and constitutes a 100 percent increase in seat capacity into and out of the island.
“Increased service to these important cities will help to ensure another year of record passenger arrivals to our destination.”
Meanwhile, American Airlines’ Managing Director for the Caribbean Alfredo Gonzales has described Barbados as a destination in high demand.
“One month after announcing additional service to Barbados from our Miami hub, we’re thrilled to continue growing our presence in the island with new daily service from our Charlotte hub, both operating during the winter,” Gonzales said.
“As the demand continues to grow over the years, today we’re proud to serve as the leading U.S. airline in the island with up to 28 weekly flights.”