Information and Travel Guide for Bridgetown Grantley Adams International Airport Bridgetown Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI)
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 building now features marble floors, mosaics and refurbished interiors with a spacious, yet modern feel.
Originally named after the first prime minister of Barbados, the original 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 by 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 Airbus and Boeing planes.
Services and Amenities
Financial Services - ATMs and currency exchange offices located throughout the facility.
Luggage Services - No lost luggage services, but there are porter services.
Business Services - First and business-class lounges have internet and fax capabilities. A business center in the Club Caribbean Lounge offers meeting rooms, internet and fax capabilities. Large conference rooms are located in the Bougainvillea Beach Resort.
Retail Services - Souvenir shops and duty-free providers in the arrivals, while gift stores and other retailers are located in the departures zone.
Food Services - Fast food and coffee shops located directly outside of the terminal buildings.
Internet Services - Free Wi-Fi available throughout.
Other Services - A chapel and pharmacy are located within the facility.
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 Code: BGI Location: 10 miles SE of Bridgetown, Barbados Telephone: +1 246 428 7101 Time Zone: UTC/GMT -4:00