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IATA: Caribbean Should Cut Air Taxes to Stay Competitive

 Caribbean governments should cut air passenger taxes if they “wish to be competitive” when tourism resumes, according to Peter Cerda, regional vice president for the Americas at the IATA. The state of air travel right now is “as bad as …

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Puerto Rico Air Arrivals Continue to Boom

 Puerto Rico’s surging air arrivals continued in December, according to the latest numbers from Mexico-based ASUR, which manages the island’s primary air hub, Luis Munoz International Airport in San Juan.  San Juan reported 937,716 passengers in December, a 19.6 percent …

JetBlue Names New President, COO

 By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue has named a new president and chief operating officer, the company announced this week. The New York-based air carrier has named Joanna Geraghty to the role, in which she will report directly to JetBlue …

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 A petition for better intra-regional Caribbean Air Transport By Kareem YardeCJ Contributor While the air transport industry is complex, the challenges in the region are not insurmountable; many of the solutions are there to be implemented. Unfortunately however, often times …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT’s lines are about to get shorter. The regional carrier has announced the launch of online check-in, giving customers the option to complete check-in on the Internet. Importantly, the new service is only available to …

 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: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean air carrier LIAT has fired two pilots who “blatantly” disregarded flight instructions, the company said. In a statement released Monday morning, the company’s CEO, David Evans, confirmed that LIAT had …

 The following is the text of a speech given by St Kitts and Nevis Tourism & International Transport Minister Richard Skerritt to the ICAO Plenary Session in Montreal on Wednesday. Mr President, Mr Secretary General, fellow delegates, distinguished ladies and …

 Above: Robert L Bradshaw International Airport (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The arrival hall at the Robert L Bradshaw International Airport in St Kitts is set to begin this month, according to Jonathan Bass, CEO of the St …

 Above: a CONVIASA plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana and Venezuela are mulling the establishment of an air link between the two countries on the CONVIASA carrier. Venezuela-based CONVIASA has the capacity to transport 70 passengers twice weekly, the …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela has expressed an interest in investing in regional air carrier LIAT, according to Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The Prime Minister revealed the interest during a press conference this week …