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"What Is The Name Of The Airport In Barbados?"

There is only one airport in Barbados. This airport is located on the southern most tip of the island at Seawell, Christ Church.

So what is the name of the airport in Barbados? The Grantley Adams International Airport, named in honour of Sir Grantley Herbert Adams, the first premier of Barbados.

In the 1930s this airport’s runway was just a grass strip!

However the Barbados airport has come a long way since then and has undergone a recent $100 million USD renovation and expansion.

Now with one 3,353 metre asphalt runway, this airport services all arrivals to and departures from the island and serves as a main transfer hub for the Eastern Caribbean.

An Overhead View Of Grantley Adams International Airport

Arriving at The Airport in Barbados

As flights approach Barbados for landing, they generally fly along the west coast of the island over the Caribbean Sea. This gives passengers, seated on the left side of the airplane during arrivals, a great view of this pristine coast.

Flights leaving the island generally fly up the east coast of the island over the Atlantic Ocean. This gives passengers, seated on the left side of the airplane during departures, a great view of the island’s beautiful east coast.

It would therefore be a great idea to request a window seat on the left side of the plane when booking your Barbados flights .

Upon arriving at the airport in Barbados you must disembark the aircraft and walk from the plane through one of the 5 taxi aprons into the arrivals terminal.

For those of you who are Club Caribbean members , VIP Arrival Service is available to eliminate long queues.

In the baggage claims area of the arrivals terminal there is a Duty Free Shop offering a wide range of liquor, wine, tobacco and perfumes. These items can be preordered and collected upon arrival.

Once you go through Barbados immigration and Barbados customs you are allowed to exit the airport. There are numerous taxis at the exit of the arrivals terminal ready to take arriving visitors to their accommodations. These Barbados taxis do not have meters and work on a fixed fare. You should therefore agree upon a reasonable price before taking one.

If you have arranged to pick up a rental car at the airport, there are numerous Barbados car rental booths located directly to the left of this exit. Just look for your rental company’s booth.

On the other hand, if you have decided to take a Barbados airport transfer to your hotel you will meet with the company representative outside of the arrivals terminal, who will be holding a sign to identify themselves. They will then direct you to your shuttle bus.

The airport in Barbados is conveniently located at the southern end of the ABC Highway and allows for easy and direct access to all major regions of the island by car.

If you are waiting to be picked up by a friend or relative, the airport car park is directly adjacent to the arrivals terminal. Persons collecting passengers are allowed to wait for arriving passengers directly outside the terminal exit and should therefore be the first faces you see as you exit the arrivals terminal.


Departing The Airport in Barbados

Upon leaving Barbados departing passengers are dropped off directly infront of the open air check-in area.

Here various airline check-in counters are located side by side. Just find your counter and join the queue.

Remember to have your $30 USD ($60 BDS) departure tax which must be paid at check-in by all passengers.

If you are hungry there are various restaurants and food stands outside the airport as well as inside the departures lounge.

Once you have finished check-in you will be allowed to enter the departures lounge after going through security. Here you will have your last opportunity to purchase any Barbados gifts and souvenirs for friends and family.

For those executive travelers, The Club Caribbean Executive Lounge and Business Centre is located on the mezzanine floor of the Barbados airport. This executive lounge offers internet access, fax services and video conferencing to name a few of its facilities.

NB: Grantley Adams International Airport was once a destination for The British Airways Concorde during the busier United Kingdom-Barbados winter holiday season taking approximately 4 hours to travel to Barbados from London!! The British Airways Concorde has since retired and the airport in Barbados has now become home to one of these Concordes. This plane is on display in the Concorde Museum just east of the Barbados airport.


Grantley Adams International Airport Quick Facts:

Location: Seawell, Christ Church (near the southern tip of the island)

Barbados Airport Code: BGI

Elevation: 169 feet / 52 m

Runway Length: 11,000 feet / 3,353 m

No. of Runways: 1

No. of Arrival Terminals: 1

No. of Departure Terminals: 1

Distance From Bridgetown: 8 miles / 13 km

Nearest town: Oistins

Nearest Highway: Airport exit leads directly onto the ABC Highway

Distance From The West Coast Hotels / Villas: 45 minutes

Telephone: (246) 418-4242

Fax: (246) 418-0957

Mailing Address:

Terminal 1
Grantley Adams International Airport
Christ Church
West Indies

Official Website:

Major Barbados Airport Airlines:


. Air Canada
. Skyservice


. American Airlines. Delta Airlines
. US Airways


. Aeropostal
. Air Jamaica
. American Eagle
. Caribbean Airlines
. Caribbean Star
. Mustique Airways
. SVG Air


. British Airways
. Condor Airlines
. First Choice Airways
. Monarch Airlines
. Virgin Atlantic Airways
. XL Airways

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