BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Nov. 17, 2011) "“ American Eagle Airlines nonstop service from San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) to Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI)returns this Fall giving travelers a new reason to head to the Caribbean just in time before the cold winter weather hits. With flights operating from San Juan to Bridgetown on American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, each Friday and Sunday beginning Nov. 18, travelers can escape to the island's serene waters and warm sandy beaches in just under two and a half hours. The flight from San Juan departs at 8:15 p.m. and arrives at Bridgetown at 10:34 p.m. every Friday and Sunday. Visitors can also make it a jetsetter's getaway with departures from Bridgetown each Saturday and Monday at 8:50 a.m. arriving in San Juan at 11:10 a.m.


The return of American Eagle's nonstop flight from San Juan also opens up several new gateways including Chicago O'Hare, Boston Logan, Baltimore Washington International, Denver International and Hartford, allowing for more direct connection times. Additionally, the existing American Airlines nonstop flight from New York's JFK to Bridgetown will operate seven days a week just in time for the island's high season. With all the spirited festivals, new happenings and openings on island, it has never been a better time to visit Barbados "“ and the reinstated, frequent and convenient American Eagle service is another fantastic reason to come enjoy a rum punch while relaxing on the powdery sands of the island that shows visitors how to long, live, life.


David M. Rice, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Authority is extremely pleased with the return of San Juan's non-stop to Barbados. "We are thrilled with the comeback of American Eagle's nonstop service from San Juan to Barbados. Not only does the flight bring visitors in from a new hub, increasing visitors to the island, but also allows for more convenient access to Barbados from other major US cities. We look forward to bringing more visitors to our beautiful island from so many key U.S. markets."


Customers may book their flight through the American Airlines website at, by calling American Airlines Reservations at 1-800-433-7300, or through their travel agent.  Complete air and hotel vacation packages are also available through American Airlines Vacations at or 1-800-321-2121.


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