Grantley Adams International Airport
(GAIA), is found in Seawell, Christ Church
on the island of Barbados
. The former name of the airport was Seawell Airport
before being dedicated in honour of the first Premier of Barbados
, Sir Grantley Herbert Adams
in 1976. The airport's timezone is GMT
–4, and is located in World Area Code region #246 (by the U.S. Department of Transportation
). GAIA is the only designated port of entry for persons arriving and departing by air in Barbados.
Grantley Adams Airport has direct service to destinations in the United States
, Central America
, South America
and operates as a major gateway to the Eastern Caribbean
. The airport is a second hub for Leeward Islands Air Transport
(LIAT), and hub for new LCC
. The airport is an important air-link for cruise lines departing and arriving to Bridgetown
, and a base of operations for the Regional Security System
Overview and geography
The Grantley Adams International Airport lies 12.9 km (8 mi.) from the centre
of the capital city Bridgetown
, in an area officially known as Seawell. This is contrary to most informational services stating the airport as being located inside the capital city.
The terrain around the airport is relatively flat and quite suburban
. The airport lies in the south-eastern portion of parish of Christ Church
, close to the southern tip of the entire island. The airport is provided with easy access to the......