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Barbados welcomes first flight from Africa

Regional 06 Sep, 2022 Follow News

The African delegates arrive in Barbados

Barbados completed its inaugural flight from West Africa last week when 130 passengers from various countries landed in the first direct flight from Lagos, Nigeria. The Ethiopian Airlines flight was eight hours long with little turbulence.

Veteran German captain Lars Mueller said when he arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport that the direct flight went smoothly. He said: “It was straightforward, easy flight. The weather was nice. We had some clouds in the Atlantic but otherwise it was a smooth, uncomplicated flight.”

Asked if he thinks there should be a regular non-stop flight between Africa and the Caribbean, he said that making that happen is out of his control. But from the point of view of a pilot, it is feasible.

Ethiopian Airlines serves over 130 destinations around the globe. The passengers were there for the three-day AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Bridgetown. This inaugural forum was an initiative of the Barbados government and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).

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