MORE FLIGHTS FROM TRINIDAD & VENEZUELA
Written by George Grant on August 5, 2011
St. George, August 5, 2011 – Conviasa, the Venezuelan Airline will be introducing a new Jet service with its 70 seater CRJ700 Aircraft to Grenada later this month plugging two distinct markets.
The CRJ700 is Canadian built by Bombardier Aerospace.
This new service raises the service bar to a whole new level for regional travelers. Effective August 19, 2011 there will be a 4:30pm departure to Trinidad. Fares have been brought into the reach of many contemplating a trip to Grenada. Conviasa also offers huge benefits for Grenadians wanting a low cost fare to Trinidad or Porlamar. A typical return fare sells for USD165, XCD440 or TTD1130 and that includes all the taxes ! Baggage allowance is a generous 30 Kilos per client.
Flights will leave Grenada on Friday afternoon and return on Sunday afternoon from Trinidad. Passengers may travel for any duration of time, such as 2 days, 5 days, 7 days or up to 10 months.
There will also be a Grenada-Porlamar (Margarita Island) flight every Friday and Sunday in each direction and this will connect to Caracas, Bogota, Lima and Cuba. There is a huge ‘two-centre stopover market’ being tapped into, such as Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Spain and Germany; and potentially there will be over 140 seats weekly available to Grenada.
According to the local representative for Conviasa in Grenada, Clifton James, “Now that we can offer a choice of flights at significantly lower fares with improved air links, it would be possible for a tourist from Italy on vacation in Venezuela to also visit the Spice Island for a few days inexpensively as a side trip. This brings added benefit to Grenada’s Tourism portfolio. If tourists spend less on flights, in theory, that means more money to spend on our island, that’s great news”.
The new Conviasa service allows Grenadian passengers to stopover in Trinidad, while Trinidadians will have the ability to stop-over in Grenada for a few days on their way to Venezuela for practically the same air fare.
Positive feedback from the Grenada Board of Tourism has indicated that they are willing to collaborate with the marketing of Grenada in emerging South American markets.