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Air Canada marks 65th anniversary of service to Bridgetown

He had not flown the Canada/Barbados route for sometime, but the Captain of flight AC 966, Robert Fisher, was excited to touch down on the tarmac at the Grantley Adams International Airport today.

The occasion was Air Canada’s 65th anniversary of service to Bridgetown from Toronto.

Speaking to Barbados TODAY shortly after arriving this afternoon, Fisher said he was happy to be back in the country.

“I do not know why I have stayed away so long because it is obviously a very beautiful island. We had a lovely flight coming down here. We had a great view of the entire island. We are going to stay over for the rest of the day until tomorrow morning. Maybe we will go to the beach and enjoy some of Barbados’ famous rum. Another crew will be taking back up the aircraft,” he said.

His first officer on the flight, Serge Ouellet, who is from Quebec, told a different story.

Ouellet said he had been coming to Barbados for more than 20 years on the Boeing 767 aircraft.

He said he was also looking forward to enjoying himself during his brief stay.

Passengers disembark at Grantley Adams International   from flight AC 966.

Passengers disembark at Grantley Adams International from flight AC 966.

The flight which arrived just after 3 p.m. was met by Canada’s High Commissioner to Barbados Richard Hanley, Air Canada’s manager in Barbados John White and several members of Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

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