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A New Way to Fly to Antigua

 New flights from San Juan By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Seaborne Airlines has announced the planned launch of nonstop service between its hub in San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and Antigua and Barbuda’s newly-inaugurated VC Bird International Airport. The ... [ Read More ]

Above: WestJet's first Boeing 767

WestJet Takes Delivery of First Extended-Range Aircraft

 A big step for the Canadian carrier By the Caribbean Journal staff WestJet has taken delivery of the first of four new Boeing 767-300 extended range aircraft, the company announced. The new planes will allow the airline to begin serving ... [ Read More ]

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Danny Heads to Caribbean, Weakens to Tropical Depression

 Storm downgraded By the Caribbean Journal staff The storm known as Danny was set to make landfall in the Caribbean early Monday, after being downgraded first from a Hurricane, then to a Tropical Storm and finally, early Monday, to a Tropical ... [ Read More ]

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Landing in Saba  (all photos by CJ)

 Landing on the world’s shortest commercial runway By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor “It’s gonna be rough!” the Winair clerk warns me when I tell him that this will be my first time flying into Saba. I’ve just arrived from ... [ Read More ]

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 A big new airport for the region By Alexander Britell It isn’t just a major new airport for Antigua and Barbuda. It’s a major new airport for the wider Caribbean region. Antigua and Barbuda is slated to open the brand-new VC ... [ Read More ]

Above: an InselAir plane

 Expansion in Colombia By the Caribbean Journal staff InselAir is expanding its operations in Colombia, the company announced. The new service includes two new flights per week between Aruba and Medellin, Colombia. The flights will operate on Mondays and Thursdays. ... [ Read More ]

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 Regional carrier showing positive signs By Dana NilandCJ Contributor LIAT has announced “strong” network performance in terms of passenger numbers, revenue, and yield for July 2015, its most profitable month in recent years, according to the company. The airline has ... [ Read More ]

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 Airport could be game changer for country By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines is getting some additional help to fund the construction of its long-awaited international airport. The country is securing a loan of $5 million ... [ Read More ]

Above: the newest addition to the Cayman Airways fleet

 Caymanian carrier adds new plane for Grand Cayman-Cayman Brac flights By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman Islands-based Cayman Airways has expanded its fleet. The carrier officially added its newest plane, a Saab 340B+, this week. The 34-seat plane will exclusively ... [ Read More ]

Above: the Bahamas as viewed from an American Airlines flight

 Carrier sees smaller decline in the region By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines Group’s regional decline slowed slightly in July, according to the company’s latest monthly traffic report. The carrier reported revenue passenger miles of just over 3.01 billion ... [ Read More ]

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 Flying out of Dubai By the Caribbean Journal staff The world’s longest flight is coming to the Caribbean. It will be the longest flight to the Caribbean Basin when it launches next year. And the longest nonstop flight on earth. ... [ Read More ]

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 More flights to Panama City By the Caribbean Journal staff Air France is expanding its service to Panama City, the company announced. The increased service will mean six weekly flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Panama City Tocumen, launching in ... [ Read More ]

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 New service to the Dutch Caribbean By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is launching weekly service from Charlotte to Curacao. The flights will run every Saturday, complementing existing service from Charlotte on Insel Air. The new AA service will ... [ Read More ]

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 A new destination for the rapidly-growing carrier Above: the Cayo Espanto resort in Belize By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Starting this December, Copa Airlines will be offering its first-ever service to Belize. The Panama-based carrier will be operating two weekly direct flights ... [ Read More ]

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 New lift from the West Coast By Dana NilandCJ Contributor American Airlines is launching nonstop flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay starting Dec. 18, 2015. The new route, which reportedly comes in response ... [ Read More ]

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 Security checks lead to delays By Dana NilandCJ Contributor LIAT has issued an advisory stating that, while it is operating its standard scheduled services to and from Trinidad, travelers should expect delays due to extensive airport authority security checks at ... [ Read More ]

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 AA’s Martinique expansion continues By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines has officially launched its latest expansion in service to Martinique. The carrier has launched two more weekly flights between Miami and Fort de France, lifting its total number of ... [ Read More ]

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 South Florida-TCI flights could get a whole lot more affordable By Alexander Britell MIAMI — JetBlue is launching a major new route from Fort Lauderdale. The company has announced plans to operate daily nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale and Providenciales ... [ Read More ]