Barbados Welcomes the Return of Aer Lingus’ Manchester to Bridgetown Service for Winter 2022/23 Season

Bridgetown, 20th of January 2022

After launching in October 2021, Aer Lingus’ direct service from Manchester (IATA: MAN) and Bridgetown (IATA: BGI, Grantley Adams International Airport), Barbados, will return for the 2022/23 winter season.

The new schedule will commence on the 2nd of November 2022 with the service operating three times per week, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, offering even more access to the beautiful island of Barbados for UK and Irish holidaymakers.

EI031 will depart Manchester at 11 am GMT arriving in Barbados at 4:35 pm local time. Returning from Barbados, EI030 will depart at 6:40pm local time, arriving in Manchester at 7:10 am GMT the following morning.

Manchester Airport is the UK’s third largest airport, and the largest outside London, serving more than 22 million people within a two-hour drive and handling more than 27 million passengers per year. This route offers more connectivity for Irish holidaymakers travelling to Barbados from Dublin via Manchester with Aer Lingus as well as those travelling from Northern England and Scotland.

Interim Head of Global Markets for Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., Cheryl Carter, welcomed the announcement, saying “We are delighted with the news that Aer Lingus’ Manchester to Barbados route will return for the 2022/23 winter season. The extension of this new route underscores Aer Lingus’ confidence in Barbados as a destination for UK and Irish holidaymakers. We hope to continue to build our relationship with Aer Lingus and develop further opportunities in the future, inclusive of growing demand and traffic from the Irish market.”

For Irish and UK holidaymakers looking to visit the gem of the Caribbean this season, Aer Lingus have extended their January sale, with fares starting from £209/€269 one-way, for travel up to 1st April 2022.

Book your trip to Barbados with Aer Lingus now on at or with your local travel agent.


About Barbados

The island of Barbados offers a unique Caribbean experience steeped in rich history and colourful culture and rooted in remarkable landscapes. Barbados is the home of two of the three remaining Jacobean Mansions left in the Western hemisphere, as well as fully functional rum distilleries. In fact, this island is known as the birthplace of rum, commercially producing and bottling the spirit since the 1700s. Each year, Barbados hosts several world-class events including the annual Barbados Food and Rum Festival; the annual Barbados Reggae Festival; and the annual Crop Over Festival, where celebrities such as Lewis Hamilton and its very own Rihanna are often spotted.

Accommodations are wide and varied, ranging from picturesque plantation houses and villas to quaint bed and breakfast gems; prestigious international chains; and award-winning five-diamond resorts. In 2018, Barbados’ accommodation sector captured 13 awards in the Top Hotels Overall, Luxury, All-Inclusive, Small, Best Service, Bargain, and Romance categories of the ‘Traveler’s Choice Awards’.

Getting to paradise is a breeze: the Grantley Adams International Airport offers plenty of non-stop and direct services from a growing number of U.S., U.K., Canadian, Caribbean, European, and Latin American gateways, making Barbados the true gateway to the Eastern Caribbean. Visit Barbados and experience why for two years in a row it won the prestigious Star Winter Sun Destination Award at the ‘Travel Bulletin Star Awards’ in 2017 and 2018.

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