Guadeloupe-based Air Antilles is expanding its flights to Barbados, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The regional carrier will be increasing its service to eight weekly flights between Saint Lucia and Barbados and four weekly flights from Barbados to Dominica.
The move will be a particular boon to Dominica, making it easier for travelers to reach the island by flying to Barbados and connecting to Dominica.
The news was announced by Eric Kourry, founder and owner of Companie Aérienne Interrégoinale Express, the parent company of Air Antilles.
The move helps to fill the void left by currently shuttered regional carrier LIAT.
“We have always been committed to our service to Barbados over the last four years, bringing 13,000 passengers annually from the French Caribbean, but given the present environment, we have decided to reinvest in the island by strengthening relationships with local tourism partners,” said Romain Hordel, chief commercial officer at Air Antilles.