Air Travel

A Strong Start for IAG’s New Low-Cost Carrier, LEVEL

 International Airlines Group’s new low-cost carrier is off to a strong start. The new airline, LEVEL, has already reported more than 100,000 tickets sold since launching on March 17, the company said. The low-cost brand has kicked off operations with …

Sunwing Adding More Canada-Caribbean Flights

 Canadian travel giant Sunwing is adding more flights from Canada to the Caribbean this summer. The carrier will be offering service to three Caribbean destinations from Vancouver via Toronto. From May 17 to Sept. 3, Vancouver travelers can reach Punta …

Vacation Express Launching More Jamaica Flights

 Vacation Express is launching new nonstop flights to Jamaica, the travel company announced this week. The new flights will operate between Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, with flights departing weekly on Sundays. The service will operate from May 28 through Aug. …

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 JetBlue is expanding its service to the Caribbean with a new route to Haiti. The carrier has announced plans to launch nonstop flights between Port-au-Prince’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport and Orlando International Airport later this year. The flights are projected …

 Caribbean Airlines is launching new service between Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent’s new Argyle International Airport on April 14. The new flights will operate twice weekly on Fridays and Sundays. Caribbean Airlines is one of the first airlines to …

 Delta Vacations has named a new president. The wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Airlines announced that it had appointed Jennie Ho as its new president, replacing John Caldwell. Ho had most recently served as Delta’s managing director for specialty and Canada …

 Fast-growing carrier Norwegian continued its strong numbers in March, according to the company’s latest report. Norwegian carried 2.4 million passengers in March, up 12 percent compared to the same month in 2016. Total traffic growth increased by 16 percent, while …

 Sunrise Airways has appointed Richard Rose to the position of Chief Operating Officer. A veteran of more than 25 years in the aviation industry, Rose has served in managerial, administrative, and consultative capacities with a wide range of airline companies …

 Flights to the Caribbean are getting cheaper, according to the latest report from Airlines Reporting Corp., a travel intelligence firm. Average ticket prices across the Caribbean’s most popular destinations have fallen, with only flights to Punta Cana seeing an increase. …

Airbus A350

 Guadeloupe-based airline Air Caraibes is adding a major new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft to its fleet. The airline is based in Guadeloupe and operates both around the Caribbean and between the Caribbean and France. It is the first French airline …

 JetBlue Airways continues to show very strong traffic growth, according to the New York-based carrier’s latest data. JetBlue reported 3.43 billion revenue passenger miles in September, a 10.8 percent increase compared to the same month in 2015. That was joined …

 There’s another new way to get to the Caribbean island of Roatan. Canadian tour operator Transat, has announced plans to add direct flights from Quebec City to Roatan beginning in December. That’s in addition to Spirit’s existing flights from Montreal …

First Jet

 BVI Airways has acquired its first aircraft ahead of its planned launch of nonstop flights from Miami, the carrier announced. The company has completed the purchase and taken delivery of its first AVRO Regional Jet 100, which has a seating …

 Booking trips to some of the Caribbean’s most sought-after (and hard-to-get-to) destinations just got a lot easier. In a big boost for Caribbean air travel, JetBlue has announced the signing of a codeshare agreement with regional carrier Cape Air. That …

Southwest Airlines Latest Numbers

 Southwest Airlines saw a 3.6 percent year-over-year increase in traffic last month, with a total of 10.7 billion revenue passenger miles, the carrier said in its latest monthly report. Available seat miles jumped by 4.6 percent to 12.7 billion last …

Spirit Airlines

 Fort Lauderdale-based Spirit Airlines has named two new executives to its leadership team. The airline appointed Matt Klein as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer and has named Rocky Wiggins as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “At …

JetBlue Newark Barbados

 JetBlue Airways is continuing its expansion in Barbados. The New York City-based carrier has announced the launch of new weekly flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport. The new flights will operate during the peak …

Bahamas Airport Overhaul

 The Bahamas has embarked on a major country-wide overhaul of its airports. The first phase of the program involves infrastructural projects geared toward increased capacity at thirteen of the country’s airports. “Over the last four years we have undertook a …