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Grantley Adams International Airport
Grantley Adams International is the Eastern Caribbean's central airport. Located just 10 miles south of the capital of Bridgetown, Barbados; Grantley Adams International takes travellers from all over the world including Canada, South America and Europe. Over the past 10 years the airport has received a much required cosmetic and technical upgrade. A second terminal was added to allow an area for secondary arrivals and departures. The interior features marble floors, mosaics and refurbished interiors with a spacious, yet modern feel.
Originally named after the first prime minister of Barbados, the first Grantley Adams International Airport consisted of one runway strip on a grassy plain in the 1930s. In the 1960s the space was used for the HARP project between the United States and Canada. With the threat of the invasion of Grenada in 1983, the United States established the Regional Security System to protect their airport and it is still in use today. In 2000 a large expansion project was started and by 2007 the airport features an executive lounge area, business services, and larger runways for airbuses and Boeing planes.
There is an open parking lot located right next to the airport with hourly and daily parking rates available.
Travellers who will be staying in the area can take taxis or buses directly from the airport directly into Bridgetown. Several airport hotels are located right outside the airport entrance, including the Silver Rock and Bougainvillea Beach Resorts.
Grantley Adams International Airport has relatively low queue times for customs and security checks, but travellers are still encouraged to arrive two hours prior to departure. Those arriving in the country will still go through the customs queue and can expect longer wait times during peak travel months. Travellers are encouraged to have all foreign documentation prepared and ready prior to arriving at the customs desk and should follow TSA requirements when packing on-board luggage.
Airport Contact Information
Airport Code: BGI
Location: 10 miles SE of Bridgetown, Barbados
Telephone: +1 246 428 7101
Time Zone: UTC/GMT -4:00