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WestJet Taps New Chief Operating Officer

 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 …

Interjet, Emirates Sign Interline Agreement

 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 …

New Transatlantic Flights to Martinique, Guadeloupe

 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 …

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 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, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Virgin Atlantic has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer. The air carrier has appointed Shai Weiss as its new CEO; Weiss has been serving as the airline’s chief commercial officer. “On behalf …

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 By Alexander Britell There’s a new power player in Caribbean aviation. Fort Lauderdale-based airline Silver Airways has acquired San Juan-based Caribbean regional airline Seaborne Airlines in what could be a transformative move for the region’s air sector. Silver has closed …

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 This year was not without its challenges in the Caribbean. But in the face of overwhelming adversity, the Caribbean showed its toughness and resilience. It’s something that’s eminently clear, as hard-hit islands quickly recover, with most already welcoming back travelers, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Airlines has named a new Chief Executive Officer, the company announced Tuesday. The airline has named Garvin Medera as its new CEO, effective immediately. Medera comes to the company after having …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fast-growing Haiti-based airline Sunrise Airways is launching new nonstop flights between Miami and Port-au-Prince. Sunrise will also be launching service between Orlando and Port-au-Prince, with both routes beginning service on Oct. 17. Flights from Miami …

 Air France is launching a new airline. The company plans to debut “Joon,” aimed at young working millennial travelers, this fall with medium-haul flights out of Paris Charles de Gaulle. That will be followed by the launch of long-haul flights …

Caribbean Air Transport

 By By Cdr. Bud SlabbaertOp-Ed Contributor What the Caribbean needs is so simple: rapid, reliable mobility at reasonable rates. What makes it so difficult? It is almost as short and simple to explain. There are two players; the aviation industry …

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 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 …

 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 …

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 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 …

 Above: Avianca’s new 787 By the Caribbean Journal staff Avianca’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner has completed its first flight to Madrid, Spain. The carrier, which took delivery of the new plane last year, will initially be operating some of the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Grand Cayman-based airline startup BlueSky has pushed back its launch date due to the recent demise of European plane lessor Eurolot, it said this week. The company said Eurolot had been contracted to supply the …

 Above: BlueSky could be the next regional carrier in the Caribbean By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a new Caribbean airline in development. It’s called BlueSky Airlines, and it’s based in the Cayman Islands. The plan is to fly to …

 Above: St Croix (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Airlines will be resuming service from Atlanta to St Croix, the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism announced. The weekly Saturday flights from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to St …