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American Airlines planning flights to MBIA

THE NEW TODAY can report that American Airlines (AA) is set to resume service to the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) at Point Salines from May 7.

A well-placed source told this newspaper that U.S authorities have apparently given the airlines the go ahead to start taking bookings for the flight which will originate from the Miami International Airport into St. George’s.

A check made with AA shows that the airline has started to advertise the flight at US$ 475.00 round trip.

There has been no announcement from the Keith Mitchell-led government in Grenada on the date set for the re-opening of the local airport.

MBIA was closed down over two weeks now as Grenada took steps to protect the island from the deadly coronavirus.

Most of the 14 positive COVID-19 cases discovered on the island were imported from outside and brought into the country on airlines landing at MBIA from the United Kingdom and the United States.

It is not clear whether U.S authorities are pressuring the Grenada government to re-open the airport to facilitate American Airline flights.

The Trump administration has reportedly given AA a financial bail-out as the airline lost millions of dollars in revenue from the significant decline in world travel due to the coronavirus.

A screenshot of the American Airlines scheduled flight for May 7, 2020 as seen on their website today

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