American Airlines will add an additional flight to Grenada this winter.

GRENADA — Record visitor arrival numbers for 2018 prompted airlines such as Air Canada and American Airlines to announce additional flights in December to bring vacationers to the destination during the busy winter season.

American Airlines will add an additional morning flight to Grenada on Saturdays departing from Miami from Dec. 22 to March 30. The new flight is in addition to the Saturday later flight that arrives weekly.

“With this new frequency to Grenada we further strengthen our Caribbean route network, which today includes more than 900 weekly flights to 36 destinations in the region. Grenada is an important market for American, and we look forward to starting this new seasonal flight helping us better meet customer demand,” said Alfredo Gonzalez, American’s Managing Director for the Caribbean.

On Dec. 18, Air Canada will have three direct flights from the Toronto Pearson International Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

“This is great news for Pure Grenada as airlift is critical to the continued growth of our destination’s tourism industry,” noted CEO of the Grenada Tourism Authority, Patricia Maher. “The U.S. and Canada represent two of our largest source markets and we are thrilled to see that our airline partners recognize that Grenada is trending upwards and validate our growth with additional airlift.”