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Caribbean Airline LIAT Extends Flight Pause to May 31

 Caribbean regional airline LIAT has extended its the suspension of its passenger services through the end of May.  The airline said it was continuing its flight pause through May 31, citing “the current border closures and travel restrictions within the …

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Colombia’s Avianca Files for Bankruptcy

 Colombian airline Avianca has filed for bankruptcy, the carrier announced this weekend.  The company said it had “voluntarily filed for reorganization proceedings under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.” Avianca said it had done so to “protect our …

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American Airlines Will Require Flyers to Wear Face Coverings

 Continuing a new trend in the aviation industry, American Airlines has announced that it will be requiring all flyers to wear face coverings or masks on their flights.  The move will take effect on May 11, according to a statement …

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 Caribbean regional airline LIAT is extending the suspension its flight services in the Caribbean to May 15.  The comes amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  The decision was based on a review by the company’s Board of Directors and Executive Management, …

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 Popular regional Caribbean carrier Cape Air just broke a record for ridership. Cape Air carried 35,000 passengers between December 2019 and January 2020, its highest monthly ridership to date since launching in the region 22 years ago. That number represented …

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 Canadian low-cost carrier Swoop has tapped a new head of commercial, the company said.  Swoop has named Bert van der Stege to the role, in which he will oversee the carrier’s network and planning, pricing and revenue, distribution and sales …

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 There’s a new airline in the Caribbean, with the official launch of Jetair Caribbean.  The startup carrier has kicked off its regional service with new flights between Curacao and St Maarten, according to the Curacao Hotel and Tourism Association.  Jetair, …

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 The most anticipated hotel opening of 2019 is being accompanied by the launch of its own airline. The soon-to-open Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski Dominica has announced that it will be launching its own air service to the island, a …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean regional airline LIAT, one of the region’s most crucial transport facilitators, says it will “continue operating across the region” despite what it called “challenges the airline is facing,” according to a statement from LIAT …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Mexico-based Interjet Airlines is in the midst of a significant expansion push. The airline said it woulld be expanding overall service through its Mexico City hub by 40 percent and officially establish Cancun International Airport as …

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 There’s no more discerning audience of frequent travelers than subscribers to Caribbean Journal, the world’s largest website covering Caribbean travel. And with your help, we our proud to present the 2019 edition of the Caribbean Journal Travelers’ Choice Awards, celebrating …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Mexico’s Interjet Airlines has signed a bilateral interline agreement with American Airlines, it announced this week. The move means Interjet customers connecting through the American Airlines network can now purchase one ticket for flights on …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff It was a strong month for JetBlue in April, according to the latest traffic data from the New York City-based carrier. The airline reported 4.586 billion revenue passenger miles in April, a 6.6 percent increase …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian carrier WestJet has appointed a new chief commercial officer. The airline has named Arved von zur Muehlen to the role; he will assume the job officially Jan. 2, 2019. He comes to the fast-growing …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian carrier WestJet has looked to one of America’s top airlines for its newest hire. The fast-growing airline has tapped former JetBlue executive Captain Jeffrey Martin as the company’s new chief operating officer. Martin’s appointment …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Mexico-based carrier Interjet Airlines has announced the signing of a major new interline agreement with Emirates. Customers flying to Mexico, as well as other locations throughout North America (and including the Mexican Caribbean), will now be …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff International Airlines Group’s startup low-cost carrier is expanding again to the Caribbean. Earlier this month, LEVEL launched new flights from Paris Orly to Guadeloupe, while next month the carrier will be launching new flights from …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Turks and Caicos-based airline interCaribbean Airways is introducing new routes from Santo Domingo to Aruba and between Curacao and Kingston, Jamaica. These new services add to the airline’s nonstop flights to Tortola, St. Maarten and Providenciales, …