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Silver Airways Acquires Seaborne to Create Major New Caribbean Airline

 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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The Caribbean Travel Awards – 2017

 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, …

Caribbean Airlines Names New CEO

 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 …

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 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 …

 Above: a Tortug’Air plane (Photo: Tortug’Air) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti-based airline Tortug’Air has officially launched service between Fort Lauderdale and Cap-Haitien. The Port-au-Prince-based carrier made its inaugural flight from Fort Lauderdale on Thursday. It had been previously only …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean regional air carrier LIAT is undertaking a “wide-ranging review of its commercial activities,” the company said in a release this week. The purpose of the review is to enhance the …

 Above: a LIAT plane By Alexander Britell Caribbean air carrier LIAT has appointed David Evans as its new Chief Executive Officer, the company’s Board of Directors announced Monday. Evans, a native of the United Kingdom, takes over for Julie Reifer-Jones, …

 Above: a Thomas Cook plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Thomas Cook Airlines has officially inaugurated its new non-stop weekly service from Manchester to Antigua. The service, which began last week, will fly from Manchester International Airport to VC Bird …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff High winds in the Eastern Caribbean have led to a number of LIAT flight cancellations in St Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica, the company said Monday. Acting Chief Executive Officer …