Air Travel

Transat Adding Flights to Roatan

 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 …

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BVI Airways Acquires 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 Flights to Vieques, Culebra and the VI Just Got Easier

 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 …

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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 …

st thomas st croix seaplane

 Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines is expanding its St Thomas-St Croix seaplane flights, the company announced. The expanded service will mean that customers will be able to fly as early as 6:40 AM from St Croix to St Thomas and as …

 Canadian airline WestJet is showing continued traffic growth. The carrier reported 2.07 billion revenue passenger miles in March, a 7.4 percent increase compared to the same month in 2015, according to the company’s latest data. WestJet also reported a 1.9 …

 By Alexander Britell JetBlue isn’t just expanding across the Caribbean — it’s changing the Caribbean aviation experience, too. In its latest move, the carrier announced the expansion of its Mint service to two new destinations. JetBlue will be launching seasonal …

 American Airlines Group seems to be having trouble in the Latin America and Caribbean region. The major air carrier’s latest numbers show a continued decline in revenue passenger miles to the region, with a 3.3 percent decline in January compared …

 As carriers like JetBlue and American Airlines compete to expand in the Caribbean, another carrier is stepping up its game. United Airlines has completed the launch of several new routes to the Caribbean. Late last month, the carrier launched its …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The US and Mexico have signed a landmark aviation agreement, and one major carrier to the Caribbean is praising the deal. JetBlue Airways says it is applauding the United States Department of Transportation on its recent announcement …

 JetBlue is continuing its Caribbean growth with an expansion in Puerto Rico. The carrier is adding a new route between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Rafael Hernandez Airport in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. JetBlue already serves the destination from New York …

 InterCaribbean Airways is launching new service to both Santo Domingo and Tortola out of Antigua’s recently-redeveloped VC Bird International Airport. The new flights, which begin Thursday, are the latest expansion for the Turks and Caicos-based air carrier. Flights will operate …

 After less than a month, travelers to the Caribbean have spoken. And so JetBlue is expanding its Mint premium cabin offering in the Caribbean. The New York City-based carrier announced that it would be offering the Mint premium service on …

Emirates Etihad Guyana

 Will some of the world’s best airlines soon come to Guyana? That’s the hope, at least, following the signing of an air services agreement by Guyana and the United Arab Emirates. The agreement was signed this week in Montreal, Canada, …

 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 …