Air Travel


LIAT Launching New Caribbean Flights

 The regional carrier is expanding By Dana NilandCJ Contributor LIAT has announced it will launch a new, nonstop service from Barbados to Trinidad early next year. Beginning Jan. 18, LIAT will offer daily flights from the Grantley Adams Airport to Piarco ... [ Read More ]

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Air Canada Commits to Caribbean Growth

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada is reiterating its commitment to Caribbean growth. Speaking at Caribbean Week Canada this week, Air Canada’s director of sales for Eastern Canada, Steve Goodfellow, said the carrier was “extremely proud and dedicated tot ... [ Read More ]

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Cayman Airways Adds New Plane

 A new Saab 340B+ joins the fleet By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Airways has officially christened its newest plane, a Saab 340B+ aircraft. The plane made its debut at Cayman Brac’s Charles Kirkconnell International Airport. The 34-seat plane will ... [ Read More ]


The beach at the Colony Club in Barbados

 New flights hit the market By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue has officially begun selling its new flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport. JetBlue will be launching the service April 28, 2016. The route was first ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s about to get a whole lot easier to fly to one Caribbean island. As the Caribbean tourist season ramps into high gear, Martinique is readying for a significant boost in air traffic. The French Caribbean department will ... [ Read More ]


 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Colombia-based Avianca is planning to introduce twice-weekly nonstop flights between Bogotá and Barbados. The new flights, which begin Dec. 2, will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays between El Dorado International Airport and the Grantley Adams ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines CEO Michael DiLollo has resigned, the Trinidad-based carrier announced on Thursday. DiLollo’s resignation was due to “personal reasons,” the company said in a statement. “This has received the approval of the board of ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional carrier LIAT has a new flight between Antigua and San Juan. The new service, which launched Tuesday, will operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The nighttime flight departs Antigua at 8:25 PM and arrives ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT’s lines are about to get shorter. The regional carrier has announced the launch of online check-in, giving customers the option to complete check-in on the Internet. Importantly, the new service is only available to ... [ Read More ]

A WINAIR plane in Statia

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean airline WINAIR is embarking on a major expansion push, the carrier announced this week. In its initial push, the St Maarten-based carrier has announced plans to increase frequency of flights to St Kitts, Nevis ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines has officially begun service from Houston to Cancun, Mexico. The service is operating twice daily between Houston’s William P Hobby Airport and Cancun. The flights are part of a wider expansion in service ... [ Read More ]


 A new gateway By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Airways has announced plans to launch flights between Cayman Brac and Holguin, Cuba. The flights will launch on Nov. 28, operating once weekly on Saturdays. Cayman Airways Express will provide connecting ... [ Read More ]

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is permanently closing its Admirals Club lounge at San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport. The lounge will permanently close “toward the end of 2015,” the carrier said in a statement. “With more ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff After months of flat to negative growth in the Latin America and Caribbean region, American Airlines Group is showing signs of a serious rebound. The company reported 2.136 billion revenue passenger miles to the region ... [ Read More ]

Above: a WestJet plane

 By the Caribbean Journal staff WestJet’s traffic is on the rise, according to the company’s latest figures. The company reported a 7.8 percent increase in revenue passenger miles in September compared to the same month in 2014, along with a ... [ Read More ]

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada had a very strong September, according to the company’s latest data. The Canadian carrier reported a systemwide capacity increase of 11.5 percent last month, along with a load factor of 83.6 percent. That ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Southwest Airlines flew 9.2 billion revenue passenger miles in September, an 11.4 percent increase over the same period in 2014, according to the company’s latest traffic statistics. Available seat miles rose 8.4 percent to 11.1 ... [ Read More ]


 Above: Long Island By the Caribbean Journal staff The airport at Deadman’s Cay on Long Island in the Bahamas has reopened following damage from Hurricane Joaquin, the country’s Department of Civil Aviation announced. The airport is now “open and operational ... [ Read More ]