Air Travel

This Caribbean Airline Is Expanding

 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 …

Southwest Airlines’ New Cancun Flights

 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 …

New Flights from Cayman Brac to Cuba

 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 …

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 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 …

American Airlines Slide

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 More service between the islands By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT is launching a new nonstop flight from Antigua San Juan, the regional airline announced. The flights will operate three times per week beginning Oct. 27. The service will depart …

 New pact makes travel easier By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados and India have signed an Air Services Agreement, the two sides announced. The agreement will “redound to the benefit of both Barbados and India,” according to Barbados Tourism Minister …

 Above: Gatwick Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines is discontinuing its service from London’s Gatwick airport, the company announced. The move came after what it called a “detailed review of its network.” The move means the “difficult decision …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A Caribbean Airlines flight from New York to Kingston diverted to Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday after experiencing technical difficulties, the company said in a statement. Caribbean Airlines said the flight “diverted to Fort Lauderdale International …

 A new schedule for the Caribbean carrier By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines has launched a new schedule in the region, the company announced. The new schedule, which took effect earlier this month, is highlighted by daily service to …

 An airlift boost  By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional air carrier Winair has announced the launch of additional schedule service to Dominica and Guadeloupe, the company announced. The twice-weekly service, which will begin Oct. 3, will feature a flight originating …

 A new addition at Club Mobay By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Club MoBay, the lounge at Montego Bay, Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport, just got even better. This July, a concourse-level annex was added opposite gate 12, offering a welcome sanctuary …

caribbean travel

 More flights to the island By Guy Britton MONTEGO BAY – Jamaica’s set for a major airlift boost this tourist season. The island has secured more than 60,000 new airline seats, according to Tourism Director Paul Pennicook. The director announced …

 Expansion in flights By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Airlines has increased its flight service between Trinidad and Nassau, the company announced. The Port-of-Spain-Nassau flights will operate three times per week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays as flight BW 414. …