Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Yolande Bain-Horsford will be flying on the inaugural Delta Flight to Grenada from Atlanta set for Saturday, June 6th.
Minister Bain-Horsford would be coming on board the flight after attending a New York meeting of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) held from June 2-5, which looked at the Caribbean niche’ market brand among other significant areas of concern for Caribbean tourism.
Local tourism officials have planned several activities to mark the new flight arrivals in the Spice Isle.
These include an opening ceremony and a water cannon salute to welcome the airlines, gift bag giveaways as well as a display of Grenadian culture and a taste of Grenadian food at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA).
Grenada is the latest beneficiary of the concerted expansion push of the two U.S airlines into the Caribbean.
Delta’s new service is scheduled to operate every Saturday until August.
A number of Grenadians reside in the Atlanta area, and the Delta hub in that city is considered a major connection point for other cities across the United States.
Delta recently added flights to several neighbouring islands including new flights from both New York and Atlanta to Barbados, and a new service from New York to St Lucia.
In addressing Parliament at its last siting, Minister of Social Services, Delma Charles-Thomas disclosed that she will be joining the inaugural JetBlue flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to the Spice Isle on June 11.
JetBlue will be offering a twice-weekly service to Grenada on Thursdays and Sundays making the island its 90th worldwide destination and its 32nd destination in the Caribbean and Latin America region.