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Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), William Griffith (centre), makes a point while BTMI’s Chairman, Alvin Jemmott (left), and Director of Marketing, BTMI, Robert Chase, listen attentively during yesterday’s press conference at the Hilton hotel.
 
 
   
TOURISM OFFICIALS OPTIMISTIC
Airlift capacity into Barbados for the second quarter and summer of 2015, which runs from May 1 to October 31, 2015, is expected to increase by 3.6 per cent.

Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), William Griffith, made the disclosure yesterday morning during a press conference to announce the tourism performance in the first quarter of 2015 and plans to sustain the gains throughout the second quarter. He explained that this increase will largely be driven by additional flights into the country.

“Capacity out of the US will increase by 19 262 seats or 16.2 per cent and this is being driven by Delta Airlines, primarily out of New York and Atlanta. We have also secured additional capacity from American Airlines out of Miami, due to the use of larger aircraft from June through mid-August of this year, as well as the move from weekly service to twice wee...

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