Transport and Communication

Airport

The Grantley Adams International Airport is located in the south of the island, about 30 minutes from the capital of Bridgetown. The airport is serviced by major international airlines, including American Airlines, Eagle, Air Canada, Air Jamaica, British Airways, BWIA and Virgin Atlantic. These airlines provide direct links to major cities such as Miami, New York, San Juan, Toronto and London. The GAIA is a major "hub" for regional airlines that connect the Eastern Caribbean.

Port Facilities

The Bridgetown Port is one of the most modern in the Caribbean. It provides container handling and berthing facilities for ocean-going freighters and passenger ships including the world's major luxury liners, several of which now use the Bridgetown Port as their "homeport" for Caribbean cruising in the South Caribbean.

Postal, Courier and Telecommunication Services

There are seventeen post offices that are open from 8:00am until 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. Express post is available to certain countries through the Post Office Department, and there are a number of private couriers including Federal Express, DHL and UPS.

Barbados has excellent telecommunications links, with direct-dial available to all world destinations. Businesses are offered the latest in communications technology, and many use the Internet to provide information on their products and services. Currently, there are two telecommunications companies on the island providing cellular phones services: including Cable & Wireless and Digicel.

News Media

There are two English language newspapers, a television station and several radio stations that provide local, regional and international news. International editions of major foreign newspapers (from North America and the UK) are also available on a daily basis. Also, two satellite linked cable television services provide subscribers with access to a wide range of international programming.