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Spirit Launching Daily Nonstop Flights to St Thomas

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost air carrier Spirit Airlines is expanding its Caribbean network. The carrier has announced plans to expand to daily nonstop flights between Fort Lauderdale and St Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. The new …

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Copa Launching Barbados Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama-based Copa Airlines has announced plans to launch new nonstop service to the island of Barbados. The company said the new service would begin operating in July. “Our network of routes, which now, through our …

American Airlines Expanding Curaçao Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines is increasing its service to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao. Beginning this summer, American will be adding an additional weekly flight from Charlotte to Curaçao. That means a pair of weekend flights …

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 Tradewind Aviation, which operates luxury flights around the Caribbean region, has expanded its fleet. The carrier has added three new Pilatus PC-12 aircraft to its fleet for a total of 21 aircraft in the Tradewind-operated fleet. With hubs in San …

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 American Airlines Group is continuing to show a traffic decline in Latin America and the Caribbean. The carrier reported 2.574 billion revenue passenger miles in March, a 4.8 percent decline compared to the same month in 2016. Available seat miles …

 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 …

 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 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. …

 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 …

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 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 …

 

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