ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, July 16, CMC – Grenada says it has reached an agreement with the US-based Delta Airlines that would save the country a significant amount of money.
Chairman of the Grenada Airlift Committee, Michael McIntyre, said the accord would result in the airline not offering its services to Grenada between the period September to mid December 2012.
McIntyre said that the decision was reached in order to save government from paying “airline support” during the period which over the years has proven to be very low on passenger load capacity.
“More than EC$300,000 (US$111,100) ill be saved during that period if we are to compare arrival data. For example in October 2011 we had to pay the airline EC$187, 000,(US$69,259),” he said.
Delta has already informed passengers that its last flight to Grenada for the summer schedule will be September 1 with a resumption date of December 15, for the winter season.
McIntyre said that as a result, only the Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines (CAL) will operate direct connections for passengers travelling to and from New York.
“That CAL flight, seen it commenced has being doing very well. Besides the twice weekly direct flights, Passengers will also be able to travel daily to New York connecting in Trinidad,” he said.
Meanwhile, American Airlines, which now operates four flights to Grenada per week will reduce the schedule to three from August 22.